Image of Asia: A day in the life in Mumbai

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Posted: Nov 12, 2014 7:10 AM
Image of Asia: A day in the life in Mumbai

In this photo by Rafiq Maqbool, a vegetable seller pushes his cart in a Mumbai slum. Forty-one percent of households in India's largest city are crowded into shantytowns, according to India's first complete count of its slum population. The survey completed in 2011 and released last year showed residents have communication access such as cellphones but the lack of toilets and infrastructure in shantytowns mean people use open sewers and rig up elaborate systems to obtain electricity, usually illegally.