CUBA - Havana. Carnival. CDREF00578.SLUMS, ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires, Retiro. City centre shanty town

surrounded by high rise buildings. CDREF00207BOLIVIA - LA PAZ. La Paz is one of the fastest growing cities in the worls. 80% of homes are without piped water or basic services. Aerial view of the city. CDREF00559.SLUMS, HAITI. Cite Soleil Shanty Town. Port-au-Prince. Collecting water from a communal tap shared by hundreds of families. These are among the most disadvantaged people in the world. CDREF00402HOMEBUILDING, NIGER (West Africa). Tahoua village. Women building a traditional house. CDREF00544.
NEW FOREST - AUSTRALIA. Western Australia. After bauxite mining, Alcoas rehabilitation results in re-establishment of all forest tree species and 80 percent of all other forest plants. CDREF00549.ITALY. Cervia, vicinity Ravenna. Ornithologist Menotti Passarella rings a Slint (Calidris sp) on its way to Africa. Wetlands in the Po delta are an important crossroads for migrating birds. Large numbers of birds are still killed by Italian hunters each year. CDREF00553.SLUM, INDIA. Bombay. CDREF00425CONSTRUCTION SITE, TANZANIA. CDREF00306HOMELESS MOTHER & CHILD, INDIA. Calcutta. HardRain
AGRICULTURE, NIGERIA. Storing crops grown on deforested land by slash and burn agriculturalists. CDREF00305AGRICULTURE, INDONESIA. From the forest floor workers use poles to loosen and harvest the cocoa pods from the tree. CDREF00028FARMING, INDIA. Assam. Weeding Jute crop. Jute is used to make hessian. This photograph was commissioned by the Shell Foundation. CDREF00046PORTRAITS, ETHIOPIA. Wollo. Portraits of villagers enroled in the Concern Food for Work project. The work involves terracing slopes to help prevent erosion of the land. CDREF00047REFORESTATION, AUSTRALIA. Western Australia, Darling Range, Jarrahdale Mine, vicinity Perth. Reforestation of bauxite mines by Alcoa of Australia. Seed being collected from understorey shrubs. Shrub seeds supplement understorey growth which develops from the seeds in the topsoil returned to the mined area. CDREF00542.
CUBA - Havana. Carnival. CDREF00578.
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