Image of Asia: Making firecrackers by bare hand

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Posted: Oct 29, 2015 9:35 AM
Image of Asia: Making firecrackers by bare hand

In this photo by Ajit Solanki, a laborer makes firecrackers with bare hands in Ahmadabad, India. Fireworks factories in India typically pay workers $5 a day or more, while the cheapest firecrackers cost about $2 for a packet of 10 and the bigger, noisier ones can sell for up to $10. Firecrackers will be in huge demand during the festival of lights, Diwali, which starts Nov. 11 and is the country's biggest festival.