A sinewy man covered in thick soot stands in a grey cloud of smoke, watching over a slow-burning pile of wood that sustains his life but may also eventually kill him.
A man and a child take a rest at an unregulated charcoal factory in the slums of Manila on June 9, 2013. More than 1,500 people live in this makeshift charcoal factory in one of the sprawling slums that dominate large chunks of the Philippine capital.
Nearby, emaciated children with their bones visible through their skin bet over a game of dice using charcoal instead of money.
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