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Each cake is about 8 inches in diameter. They are sun dried. Firewood and cow dung cakes are a source of domestic fuel in thousands of rural households in India.

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Treasure Palace Workers carry pieces of foam up the stairs of the Ordos Museum, which is still under construction.

Treasure Palace Workers carry pieces of foam up the stairs of the Ordos Museum, which is still under construction.

Wealth and Knowledge A pair of workers tidy up outside the public library. The city boasts the second highest per-capita income, behind to Shanghai but ahead of Beijing.

Though many of the properties in Kangbashi have been sold and a million people were projected to be living in Kangbashi by 2010, the city is still empty.

Though many of the properties in Kangbashi have been sold and a million people were projected to be living in Kangbashi by 2010, the city is still empty.

The Kangbashi district began as a public-works project in Ordos, a wealthy coal-mining town in Inner Mongolia. The area is filled with office towers, administrative centers, government buildings, museums, theaters and sports fields—not to mention acre on acre of subdivisions overflowing with middle-class duplexes and bungalows. The only problem: the district was originally designed to house, support and entertain 1 million people, yet hardly anyone lives there.

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Dharavi

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Matka used for storing drinking water. The water is usually boiled or filtered through a fine fabric before being stored.

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