Brick Industry by Azim Khan Ronnie (12 images)

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The breathtaking scale of Bangladesh's brick making industry is captured in photos which show them piling up in thousands as manufacturing processes wreak havoc on the surrounding environment.

It is estimated that one million people churn out a staggering tens of billions of bricks each year across 7,000 separate kilns.

In the capital of Dhaka, pollution from brick factories and dyeing plants increasingly turns water in the River Turag green with algae.
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