What is it like to live along the railway tracks when every ten minutes a train passes by just a couple of meters from your home.

It is a very usual scene for people who are living beside the active railway tracks in slum areas of Indonesia’s rapid growing and overpopulated capital Jakarta.

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#1 Kids Are Playing With Fire On An Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station. It Is The Only Playground They Have

Kids Are Playing With Fire On An Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station. It Is The Only Playground They Have

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Agnes Jekyll 8 months ago

So dangerous. My goodness--the lights of those trains in the distance look so menacing.

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#2 This Woman Makes A Living By Collecting Plastic And Recycling It

This Woman Makes A Living By Collecting Plastic And Recycling It

On a good days she can earn up to 5 euros a day. It is a very common way to make money of people who are living in a slum area.

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Alex Craig 8 months ago

I want to acknowledge these photos yet it seems a crass to like these photos. They are raw and ugly but so important to highlight the chronic unbalance between rich and poor. So I like them in acknowledgment of the power of what they are showing.

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#3 Jonathan Holding His One-Month-Old Daughter After Coming Back From His Work

Jonathan Holding His One-Month-Old Daughter After Coming Back From His Work

He used to make a living by busking in the streets with his guitar, but now after baby was born he started to work at a construction company to make more money for his family. He is living in a small house besides the railway tracks.

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Bob 2.0 8 months ago

The sad thing here is that he's probably one of the luckier ones, actually having a house and decent job (I assume it's decent, I don't know how much money he gets). Good for him!

#4 Women Is Sitting Comfortably On The Railway Tracks While Train Is Passing By Just A Couple Of Meters Behind Her

Women Is Sitting Comfortably On The Railway Tracks While Train Is Passing By Just A Couple Of Meters Behind Her

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Hawk 8 months ago

My god, she is brave

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#5 Young Girl Drying Herself After Shower. There Are Very Few Facilities In The Slum, People Bath With Water That Comes From A Small Well Next To The Tracks

Young Girl Drying Herself After Shower. There Are Very Few Facilities In The Slum, People Bath With Water That Comes From A Small Well Next To The Tracks

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Danish Dynomummy 8 months ago

This is killing me!

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#6 People Lives In Small Shacks That They Built Themselves Or Rented From Someone. Rent Prices On Average Are Around 20 Euros Per Month For A Small Room

People Lives In Small Shacks That They Built Themselves Or Rented From Someone. Rent Prices On Average Are Around 20 Euros Per Month For A Small Room

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Karen Chaddock 8 months ago

It's amazing to see such a beautiful smile as this woman has, despite their tragic living conditions.

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#7 Men Are Playing Chess Next To The Active Railway Tracks. Trains Pass By Approximately Every 10-20 Minutes

Men Are Playing Chess Next To The Active Railway Tracks. Trains Pass By Approximately Every 10-20 Minutes

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Daria B 8 months ago

These are playing next to the railway, but how about those in the background.....

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#8 Evening In A Slum

Evening In A Slum

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Susanna 8 months ago

This should be higher up!

#9 Woman With Her Grandchildren In Their Little Room. 5 People Are Living In This Small Room

Woman With Her Grandchildren In Their Little Room. 5 People Are Living In This Small Room

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#10 Kids Are Playing With A Balloon While Sitting On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Railway Station

Kids Are Playing With A Balloon While Sitting On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Railway Station

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Desiré Yen 8 months ago

Looks like a bubble

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