Children coming back from a school run by an NGO in the village next to the dump in Kolkata. October 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Torrential rains in Kolkata, West Bengal. The capital is quickly underwater, with the majority of the streets flooded and practically blocked. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Runaways and lost children from all over India find their way to Kolkata's vast Howrah station. This child is running to jump on the train. October 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Slums in Kolkata. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Workers extracting nickel from recycled batteries in a small factory inside a Kolkata slum. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Workers extracting nickel from recycled batteries in a small factory inside a Kolkata slum. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
A mother and daughter in their Kolkata home. Six family members live in the single room. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Street life in Kolkata. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Sellers in the flower market under Howrah bridge in Kolkata during a rainy day. October 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Time stops while the neighborhood is underwater. These men play cards while waiting for flood waters to recede. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Kalighat, a neighborhood located next to a canal, experiences daily flooding during and immediately after the monsoon season. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Children coming back from a school run by an NGO in the village next to the dump in Kolkata. October 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Daily life in a slum around Kolkata. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
Kids play head soccer in the flooded streets of Kalighat, a neighborhood next to a canal. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)
This man seeks refuge from the flooding with his dog in Kalighat. September 2007. (Renaud Philippe/GlobalPost)

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