Below The Poverty Line: Living On A Garbage Dump In Cambodia

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A woman searches for usable items among garbage at dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right. Sightseers pose for pictures with children who scavenge scraps for a living, making between $0.25 and $2 per day, according to a representative of a company overseeing the waste. Michelle Obama is due to visit to Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, a worldwide initiative that aims to help adolescent girls attend school. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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People search for usable items after a truck unloaded garbage at dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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People search for usable items as a truck unloads garbage at dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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People search for usable items after a truck unloaded garbage at dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Seu, a 13-year-old boy who makes 25 US cents per day, removes a coconut with his spike while working at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Seu, a 13-year-old boy who makes 25 US cents per day, collects beer cans at dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Seu, a 13-year-old boy who makes 25 US cents per day, pauses from working at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dumpsite where they live before going to school in the afternoon. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, poses for a picture while collecting what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Chan Thy, a 15-year-old girl, poses for a picture while collecting usable items at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. She works non-stop at the dumpsite earning 2 USD a day after finishing six-grade primary school two years ago. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Saven, a 14-year-old girl, poses for a picture while collecting usable items at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. Saven, who finished six-grade primary school and did not continue education because of poverty, earns 1.25 USD per day working at the dumpsite so her three younger brothers can go to school. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Chenda, a 15-year-old girl, poses for a picture after collecting usable items at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. An eight-grade student, she sometimes misses school to work at the dumpsite where her family lives. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Ty, a 15-year-old boy, poses for a picture while collecting usable items at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. Ty, who finished six-grade primary school, said he makes 5 USD per month working at the dumpsite. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A Japanese tourist takes pictures of people working at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. The tourist, who was visiting the famous Angkor Wat tourist attraction nearby, came alone to see people working at the dumpsite. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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People who work at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap wait for a garbage truck to arrive March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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People who work at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap rest in hammocks as they wait for a garbage truck to arrive March 19, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Boys who work and live at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap prepare to burn a dog March 18, 2015. A group of youngsters killed what they claim was a mad dog infected with rabies, removed its skin and hair on fire and said they would eat it later. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Boys who work and live at a landfill dump site outside Siem Reap burn a dog on fire March 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Saray, 23-year-old woman wearing a head torch holds her one-year-old daughter Phearom after working at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 18, 2015. Saray moved to the dumpsite five years ago after marrying a man who lives there. She makes $2 per day collecting usable items at the dumpsite. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A boy listens to music from his mobile phone while resting after working at a landfill dumpsite Siem Reap March 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A boy looks at an item found among garbage at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A woman looks at an item found among garbage at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A headlamp leaves a light trace on a long exposure picture as a person looks for usable items at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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