Suburban Cairo is Turned into a District-Wide Wasteland

 - Dec 27, 2009
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The Manshiyat Naser district of Cairo, Egypt is nicknamed Garbage City because it is literally covered in waste. The small district of Cairo runs like any other city with homes, stores and roads. The only difference is Manshiyat Naser is blanketed in garbage.

The people who live in Garbage City actually make their money by sorting and recycling garbage. Teams of women and children can be seen scouring the streets searching for plastic bottles and tin cans.

Check out the pictures above, which were taken by photographer Bas Pricen.