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KASHMIR. In Muzaffarabad, only the truck and the destroyed homes at the bottom give a clue as to what might be buried underneath the a massive landslide after the devastating earthquake which destroyed much of the region. Almost 75,000 people died from the quake in both the Pakistan- and Indian-administered sections of the region. The quake triggered landslides, burying entire villages and roads. Muzaffarabad, Kashmir. November 30, 2005. - Shahidul Alam / Drik / Majority World
IRAQ. A young girl scavenges for recyclable materials at the Qatawi dumpsite, about 10km south of Erbil City in Northern Iraq. According to the UNEP GEO-4 report, the environment and ecosystem in West Asia is still suffering the effects of the 1990-91 Gulf War, worsened by the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The country still suffers disrupted health services, deepened poverty, destroyed water and sanitation systems and the inability to enforce environmental laws. In Iraq non-violent death rates increased in 2005 and 2006, which may reflect deteriorating health services and environmental threats. Erbil City, Iraq. - Shehzad Noorani / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Padma's Ilish (the Hilsha of River Padma), is the ultimate in fish for the connoisseur. The sail boats are fast disappearing, as is a way of life. - Shahidul Alam / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Nearer the coastal regions, the sea water is herded inland to enable shrimp fishing. Though a major source of foreign exchange for Bangladesh, the ecological impact of shrimp farming is questioned by environmentalists. - Shahidul Alam / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Eight-year-old Sathi's face is blackened by carbon dust from the battery recycling factory she works in. Called "ghost" by the other children In the neighborhood, she works at a factory at Korar Ghat on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Living with her mother and older sister next to the Buriganga River, she earns less than 200TK, roughly US$3, a month. Dhaka, Bangladesh. - Shehzad Noorani / Drik / Majority World
TSUNAMI. A derailed train swept away by the waters of the tsunami. The devastation from the 2004 tsunami has far-reaching consequences for both the environment and population of all affected countries. The waves killed over 185,000 people across 14 countries and left 1.69 million homeless. Hikkadua, Sri Lanka. January 5, 2005. - Shahidul Alam / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. A tourist destination, Cox's Bazar is the world's longest uninterrupted stretch of beach facing the Bay of Bengal. Areas surrounding the beach have been declared as Ecologically Critical Areas by the Bangladeshi authorities in an effort to preserve and protect the rich and diverse environment. Chittagong, Bangladesh. - Shoeb Faruquee / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Noozzle factory. Making nozzle for the tube of rickshaw wheel. Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. - Mohammad Amin / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Shipbreaking in Bangladesh gives the country a large source of steel for its domestic use. However, the lack of environmental laws or health and safety regulations for the hundreds of workers along the 20km highly-polluted coast has led to large quantities of toxic materials such as heavy metals escaping into the environment and causing serious health problems for wildlife, workers and local population. Shitakundo, Chittagong, Bangladesh. May 22, 2002. - Mohammad Amin / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH.A fire ignited from a gas burner destroyed over 200 bamboo dwellings at a slum in Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh. A day after the incident, glowing embers remain under the ruins. Massive urban migration caused proliferation of slums, leading to overpopulation, poor sanitation and health conditions in the country's capital city. March 19, 2007. - Azizur Rahim Peu / DrikNEWS / Majority World
INDIA. Nestled in Siwalik Hills, the southernmost foothills of the Himalayas, the most significant contributor to the town's economy is tourism. A popular destination for agencies promoting responsible tourism, eco-friendly and sustainable forms of tourism is important in controlling pollution and potential pressures on local resources. West Bengal, India. March 26, 2005. - Chinlop Lepcha / Drik / Majority World
INDIA.Women working at a brick field in India. Use of 'topsoil' found in the surface layer of earth for making bricks is lucrative both for sellers and buyers. But it destroys the earth's surface layer permanently. Such unsustainable practices adversely affect acreage of cultivable land, the flora and fauna supported by it and the environment around. India. - Bijoy Chowdhury / Drik India / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Hundreds and thousands are affected by flooding every year in Bangladesh, especially during the monsoon season. One of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, one-quarter of Bangladesh's population lives within the coastal floodplain. Melting glaciers in the Himalayas have already led to rising sea-levels, and the country may lose up to 20% of its land by 2030 as a result of flooding. Keraniganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2004. -Abir Abdullah / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. - Three girls from the Murong, also known as Mro, tribe from the Bandarban region in Bangladesh. Ethnic people all over the world are facing increasing pressure from encroaching urban land and industries, threatening their culture, tradtion and way of life. Bandarban, Bangladesh. February 13, 2007. - Sumon Yusuf / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Home bound passengers cramped into a boat on the Buriganga River to celebrate the Eid-ul Fitr festival with friends and family at their home towns and villages. Heavily polluted from human sewage and industrial waste, the black and foul smelling waters of the once beautiful river are now an environmental disaster. Dhaka, Bangladesh. November 3, 2005.-Monirul Alam / Drik / Majority World
BANGLADESH. Toxic fishes are being destroyed at Pagla lagoon in Narayanganj in order to prevent their sale to the markets. For a long time lagoons of Dhaka Water Supply Authority (WASA) dug for recycling the city's sewerage, were being used illegally for fish farming. Narayanganj, Bangladesh. July 4, 2007. - Azizur Rahim Peu / DrikNEWS / Majority World
INDIA. Hifot Mondol, (R), 50, lies on the floor, who is caused by drinking arsenic-contaminated water and his wife Khatojan Bibi sits beside him at Kadamtala village in Raninagar block in Murshidabad, 250 km north of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. India. May 18, 2005.- Sucheta Das / Drik India / Majority World
BANGLADESH. A man walks along the embankment during a sand storm. The storm stops everything except the erosion, rather it stimulates the erosion. Choto Gunorgati, Sirajgong, Bangladesh. June 3, 2007. Tanvir Ahmed / DrikNEWS / Majority World
BANGLADESH. A storm looms over a field in Banshkhali, a largely agricultural area and a subdistrict in the Chittagong Division in Bangladesh. Lying near the coast of the Bay of Bengal, the population living on the low-lying land faces a host of problems from cyclones, tornados and flooding. Chittagong, Bangladesh. July 18, 2007. - Shaiful Chowdhury / Drik / Majority World
INDIA. Tumpa Das, 15, has been seriously ill with brain tuberculosis (TB Meningitis) for the last two months. She is an orphan and lives in Mother House, a wing of Mother Teresa's home for children in Kolkata. She is not aware that she might be heading towards insanity due to the disease. Tuberculosis remains a major public health hazard in India, and every year about 1.8 million people develop TB. Annually, about 400,000 die from it - about one every two minutes. India accounts for one fifth of the global incidences of TB, topping the list of 22 high-burden TB countries. TB kills more adults in India than any other infectious disease. Tanga, Kolkata, India. 2007. - Kaushik Sengupta / Drik India / Majority World