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This scene is a small part of the municipal laundry of Mumbai, the Dobi Ghat. Ten thousand people work at this huge laudry and the clients are everything from hotels to goverment institutions.

The cleaning are made thru hitting the clothes against a stone in the center of a small concrete pool. There is also one part for special cleaning where they use dangerous chemicals to clean. Some of the workers are reacting against the chemicals and the work is generally hard.

Behind the laundry people are living in a slum dwellings, many of them temporarily while saving money for their families in the back country.

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