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People protest against pollution by wearing cutouts of gas masks on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People protest against pollution by wearing cutouts of gas masks on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People protest against pollution by wearing cutouts of gas masks on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man makes a heap of plastic bottles at a junkyard on World Environment Day in Chandigarh, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man makes a heap of plastic bottles at a junkyard on World Environment Day in Chandigarh, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man makes a heap of plastic bottles at a junkyard on World Environment Day in Chandigarh, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A boy swims in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River on World Environment Day in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A boy swims in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River on World Environment Day in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A boy swims in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River on World Environment Day in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A man and a boy pose for a selfie while swimming in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River on World Environment Day in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A man and a boy pose for a selfie while swimming in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River on World Environment Day in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A man and a boy pose for a selfie while swimming in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River on World Environment Day in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A man exercises on a garbage-strewn beach on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man exercises on a garbage-strewn beach on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man exercises on a garbage-strewn beach on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man swims as he collects recyclable items in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man swims as he collects recyclable items in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man swims as he collects recyclable items in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man swims as he collects recyclable items in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man swims as he collects recyclable items in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man swims as he collects recyclable items in the polluted water of the river Yamuna ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A boy blows a balloon as he stands between sacks containing waste at a garbage dump ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A boy blows a balloon as he stands between sacks containing waste at a garbage dump ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A boy blows a balloon as he stands between sacks containing waste at a garbage dump ahead of World Environment Day, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hold placards as they pose with a model of a cow during an event urging people to stop usage of plastic, ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hold placards as they pose with a model of a cow during an event urging people to stop usage of plastic, ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak...more

Volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hold placards as they pose with a model of a cow during an event urging people to stop usage of plastic, ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A scavenger collects recyclable items next to a flock of Greater Adjutant birds at a dump site in Guwahati, India June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A scavenger collects recyclable items next to a flock of Greater Adjutant birds at a dump site in Guwahati, India June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A scavenger collects recyclable items next to a flock of Greater Adjutant birds at a dump site in Guwahati, India June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A woman carries stuffed toys through a dump site on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman carries stuffed toys through a dump site on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman carries stuffed toys through a dump site on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra, India, May 19, 2018. Picture taken May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra, India, May 19, 2018. Picture taken May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra, India, May 19, 2018. Picture taken May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A boy jumps over a drain flowing with waste water from the leather tanneries into the river Ganges in Kanpur, India, May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy jumps over a drain flowing with waste water from the leather tanneries into the river Ganges in Kanpur, India, May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy jumps over a drain flowing with waste water from the leather tanneries into the river Ganges in Kanpur, India, May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Smoke billows as a truck drives past the waste of leather tanneries at a dumpyard in Kanpur, India, May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Smoke billows as a truck drives past the waste of leather tanneries at a dumpyard in Kanpur, India, May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Smoke billows as a truck drives past the waste of leather tanneries at a dumpyard in Kanpur, India, May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Buildings are shrouded by smog in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Buildings are shrouded by smog in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Buildings are shrouded by smog in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People collect recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Smoke is emitted from a chimney of a biomedical waste facility in Mumbai, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Smoke is emitted from a chimney of a biomedical waste facility in Mumbai, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Smoke is emitted from a chimney of a biomedical waste facility in Mumbai, India, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A boy walks on a pile of garbage covering a drain in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy walks on a pile of garbage covering a drain in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy walks on a pile of garbage covering a drain in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Boys carry a sack filled with recyclable material collected by them at a slum area in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys carry a sack filled with recyclable material collected by them at a slum area in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys carry a sack filled with recyclable material collected by them at a slum area in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site on the occasion of Earth Day, in Kolkata, India, April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site on the occasion of Earth Day, in Kolkata, India, April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man collects recyclable materials as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump site on the occasion of Earth Day, in Kolkata, India, April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Bulldozers pile up garbage at a dumping ground on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Bulldozers pile up garbage at a dumping ground on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Bulldozers pile up garbage at a dumping ground on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Boys play in the foam covering the polluted water of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys play in the foam covering the polluted water of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys play in the foam covering the polluted water of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Boatmen wait, as Hindu devotees take a dip in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna, during the celebration of Navratri festival in New Delhi, India March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boatmen wait, as Hindu devotees take a dip in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna, during the celebration of Navratri festival in New Delhi, India March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boatmen wait, as Hindu devotees take a dip in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna, during the celebration of Navratri festival in New Delhi, India March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy dances after taking a dip in the polluted water of the river Yamuna during the celebration of Navratri festival in New Delhi, India, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy dances after taking a dip in the polluted water of the river Yamuna during the celebration of Navratri festival in New Delhi, India, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy dances after taking a dip in the polluted water of the river Yamuna during the celebration of Navratri festival in New Delhi, India, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy rows his boat in the polluted waters of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, India, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A boy rows his boat in the polluted waters of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, India, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A boy rows his boat in the polluted waters of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, India, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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People stand under a bridge next to the polluted water of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People stand under a bridge next to the polluted water of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People stand under a bridge next to the polluted water of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river, ahead of World Water Day, in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river, ahead of World Water Day, in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river, ahead of World Water Day, in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A traffic policeman wearing a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution stands on a road-divider in New Delhi, India, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A traffic policeman wearing a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution stands on a road-divider in New Delhi, India, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A traffic policeman wearing a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution stands on a road-divider in New Delhi, India, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man walks through a field amidst smog in New Delhi, India, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man walks through a field amidst smog in New Delhi, India, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man walks through a field amidst smog in New Delhi, India, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A mahout bathes his elephant in the polluted water of river Yamuna in New Delhi, India February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A mahout bathes his elephant in the polluted water of river Yamuna in New Delhi, India February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A mahout bathes his elephant in the polluted water of river Yamuna in New Delhi, India February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man walks along a road on a smoggy winter morning in New Delhi, India, December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A man walks along a road on a smoggy winter morning in New Delhi, India, December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A man walks along a road on a smoggy winter morning in New Delhi, India, December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A man paddles a home-made boat across Yamuna river on a smoggy winter morning in New Delhi, India December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man paddles a home-made boat across Yamuna river on a smoggy winter morning in New Delhi, India December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man paddles a home-made boat across Yamuna river on a smoggy winter morning in New Delhi, India December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman holds her son as she walks through smog at a road construction site in New Delhi, India, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds her son as she walks through smog at a road construction site in New Delhi, India, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds her son as she walks through smog at a road construction site in New Delhi, India, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Vehicles drive through smog in New Delhi, India, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Vehicles drive through smog in New Delhi, India, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Vehicles drive through smog in New Delhi, India, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A man and a woman ride on a two wheeler in New Delhi, India, November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A man and a woman ride on a two wheeler in New Delhi, India, November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A man and a woman ride on a two wheeler in New Delhi, India, November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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