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Apr 3, 2016

Street Life In Kolkata

Street Life In Kolkata

They said that Kolkata is a good place for people of all religions to live, work, play and eat together. Some people in Kolkata earn a living by selling second-hand clothes, driving rickshaws or in the city's food markets. Those too poor to afford a home of their own sleep where they work, helping people who moved to the city to find work to send money back home. Outside working hours residents of the city formerly called Calcutta might enjoy a game of chess or carrom, while children play soccer with friends.

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Mohammad Kausar, 24, and Mohammad Aslam, 25, play carrom at the roadside in a market area in Kolkata, India, March 12, 2016. They said that Kolkata is a good place for people of all religions to live, work, play and eat together. Some people in Kolkata earn a living by selling second-hand clothes, driving rickshaws or in the city's food markets. Those too poor to afford a home of their own sleep where they work, helping people who moved to the city to find work to send money back home. Outside working hours residents of the city formerly called Calcutta might enjoy a game of chess or carrom, while children play soccer with friends. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Rahul Shaw, 10, reads a textbook in his father's rickshaw before he goes to school in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Men bathe at a roadside municipal tap in Kolkata, India, March 12, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Nizamuddin, 60, pours cooking oil into tins as he weighs them at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Jojinder Yadav, 38, carries a filled cooking oil tin to load it on a truck in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Homeless children play in a parking area of a railway station in Kolkata, India, March 14, 2016 RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Labourers drink tea as they rest after work in a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata, India, March 14, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Men play chess on the pavement beside a busy street in Kolkata, India, March 13, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Ratan Samanta, 29, cooks a meal between the railway tracks in a slum area of Kolkata, India, March 13, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Mohammad Afroze, 15, plays soccer in an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India, March 10, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Ratana Das, 40, a female vendor, carries sacks full of clothes at a second-hand clothing market early morning in Kolkata, India, March 10, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Labourers speak on mobile phones opposite a public call office (PCO) in a market area in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Female vendors selling flower garlands eat their lunch under a bridge at a wholesale flower market in Kolkata, India, March 11, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Local band members wait to board a passenger bus to reach a wedding procession venue in Kolkata, India, March 10, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A masseur tends to a customer on the banks of the River Ganges in Kolkata, India, March 3, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A boy plays with a goat at a market in Kolkata, India, March 2, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A man brushes his teeth with a neem twig early morning next to a row of hand-pulled rickshaws in Kolkata, India, March 12, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A man fills a container with drinking water from a roadside municipal tap in Kolkata, India, March 12, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Cycle rickshaw drivers sleep in their rickshaws along a roadside early morning in Kolkata, India, March 10, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Ratan Mandal, 10, pulls three-year-old Bubai Tati, as he sits on a broken box on a railway track in a slum area in Kolkata, India, March 13, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Band members board a passenger bus on their way to perform at a wedding procession in Kolkata, India, March 10, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Roadside vendors Sabitri Das, 59, and Narayan Prasad, 69, chat as they wait for customers in front of a parked truck in Kolkata, India, March 11, 2016. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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