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Rat killers of Mumbai

<p>Shakeel Sheikh, 24, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch outside a residential building in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch outside a residential building in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch outside a residential building in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as he prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as he prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as he prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Rats are trapped in a cage after they were caught from a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Rats are trapped in a cage after they were caught from a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Rats are trapped in a cage after they were caught from a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>A slogan of the sanitation department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) written on a garbage truck is pictured in Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

A slogan of the sanitation department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) written on a garbage truck is pictured in Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A slogan of the sanitation department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) written on a garbage truck is pictured in Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Waseem Sheikh, 12, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch outside a residential complex in Mumbai October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Waseem Sheikh, 12, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch outside a residential complex in Mumbai October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Waseem Sheikh, 12, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch outside a residential complex in Mumbai October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Waseem Sheikh, 12, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch at a garbage dump in Mumbai October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FIles</p>

Waseem Sheikh, 12, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch at a garbage dump in Mumbai October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FIles

Waseem Sheikh, 12, holding an improvised stick searches for rats with the help of a torch at a garbage dump in Mumbai October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FIles

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<p>Javed Sheikh, 61, tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump under a residential apartment in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Javed Sheikh, 61, tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump under a residential apartment in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Javed Sheikh, 61, tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump under a residential apartment in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Javed Sheikh, 61, tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump under a residential apartment in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Javed Sheikh, 61, tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump under a residential apartment in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Javed Sheikh, 61, tries to kill a rat with an improvised stick at a garbage dump under a residential apartment in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Dead rats lie on the ground as Sabbir Sheikh, 30, holding an improvised stick searches for more rats in Mumbai October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Dead rats lie on the ground as Sabbir Sheikh, 30, holding an improvised stick searches for more rats in Mumbai October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Dead rats lie on the ground as Sabbir Sheikh, 30, holding an improvised stick searches for more rats in Mumbai October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Javed Sheikh, 61, holds a rat by the tail as he tries to kill it by hitting on the ground at a residential complex in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Javed Sheikh, 61, holds a rat by the tail as he tries to kill it by hitting on the ground at a residential complex in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Javed Sheikh, 61, holds a rat by the tail as he tries to kill it by hitting on the ground at a residential complex in Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Javed Sheikh, 61, carries dead rats in a plastic sack through an alley in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Javed Sheikh, 61, carries dead rats in a plastic sack through an alley in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Javed Sheikh, 61, carries dead rats in a plastic sack through an alley in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Javed Sheikh, 61, is helped by his daughter as he washes hands outside their house in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Javed Sheikh, 61, is helped by his daughter as he washes hands outside their house in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Javed Sheikh, 61, is helped by his daughter as he washes hands outside their house in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Shakeel Sheikh, 24, holding an improvised stick searches for rats in an open ground outside a slaughterhouse in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FIles</p>

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, holding an improvised stick searches for rats in an open ground outside a slaughterhouse in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FIles

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, holding an improvised stick searches for rats in an open ground outside a slaughterhouse in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FIles

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<p>Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files</p>

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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<p>Shakeel Sheikh, 24, puts dead rats in a plastic bag while making a count outside a residential complex in Mumbai October 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, puts dead rats in a plastic bag while making a count outside a residential complex in Mumbai October 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, puts dead rats in a plastic bag while making a count outside a residential complex in Mumbai October 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Javed Sheikh, 61, holds a rat by the tail as he tries to kill it by hitting on the ground in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

Javed Sheikh, 61, holds a rat by the tail as he tries to kill it by hitting on the ground in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Javed Sheikh, 61, holds a rat by the tail as he tries to kill it by hitting on the ground in a slum area, on the outskirts of Mumbai October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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