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Nov 7, 2017

London life laid bare in rubbish along the Thames

London life laid bare in rubbish along the Thames

Bones, a mouldy hot water bottle, a pair of rusty pliers and a pristine pair of women’s pants are among the eclectic cast-offs Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth has found along the River Thames.

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A broken pair of pliers lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A pair of knickers lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A car windscreen wiper lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, April 23, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A plastic toy sword holster lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, April 23, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A hook lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A letter, found in a bottle lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Part of a metal ruler lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, April 23, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A brick lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A hard drive lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A necklace lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A women's glove lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth SEARCH "WERMUTH OBJETS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Sections of bone lies on a piece of card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A variety of ceramic objects are arranged on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A hot water bottle lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A spoon lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, April 23, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A bottle lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A damaged wheel lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A plug lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, April 23, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A 'Pride Of Ireland' gold-plated men's watch lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A Samsung mobile phone lies on a piece of coloured card in London, Britain, April 23, 2017. A selection of objects were found on the bank of the River Thames during low tide, collected and photographed on coloured card. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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