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Slums of Chennai

Though Chennai is a prospering town, poverty is still very much prevalent. Here's a look.

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A woman takes the scales off tiny fish in the slums of Chennai. Notice the flies on her hands.

Published on March 3, 2008

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A woman goes through trash in the slums of Chennai, just a few feet from where vitamins are being given to children.

Published on March 3, 2008

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A lovely young lady from the slums of Chennai.

Published on March 3, 2008

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At every vitamin distribution, we were treated to dancers, such as this young girl from the slums of Chennai.

Published on March 3, 2008

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Trash and toxic waste pile up near the Chennai dump. We gave out vitamins about 20 yards away.

Published on March 3, 2008

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Vitamin A is dropped into the mouth of a child who lives in the horrendous slums of Chennai.

Published on March 3, 2008

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More dancing in the slums of Chennai.

Published on March 3, 2008

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Ragpickers, or those who recycle trash, sort through scrap metal in the slums of Chennai.

Published on March 3, 2008

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Howard Schiffer addresses children and parents in Paddapai, a rural village outside of Chennai.

Published on March 3, 2008

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Spreading as far as the eye can see in both directions, the smoking garbage dump of Chennai sits a few yards from where thousands live.

Published on March 3, 2008

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