Image of Asia: A rooftop refuge in a New Delhi slum

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Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:51 AM
Image of Asia: A rooftop refuge in a New Delhi slum

In this photo by Bernat Armangue, an Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house in New Delhi. As temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Indian capital, slum dwellers take refuge from the heat on rooftop cots known as charpoys. The slum in the center of New Delhi is home to thousands of people. Apart from the heat, summer brings other dangers including swarms of mosquitoes bred in the open sewage lines and standing puddles throughout the shantytown.