July 4th, 2015

July 4, 2015

Picture of a young girl squatting on a brick palette, India

Brick World

Photograph by Aditya Varma, National Geographic Your Shot

Bricks surround a young child in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. The countrys brick industry is particularly harsh on both its workerswho suffer dangerous conditions under much criticized labor practicesand the environment, consuming around 24 million tons of coal annually.

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