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The plight of the poor amid Philippines growing population

Children beg for alms in a street on August 11, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

The plight of the poor amid Philippines' growing population

The Philippines has one of the fastest growing populations in Southeast Asia with around 100 million people. At least 12 million people live in the capital city of Manila alone, making it one of the most densely populated and largest cities in the world. Lack of space and economic opportunities has pushed around four million people to live informally along waterways, bridges and even cemeteries further straining the already weak infrastructure and straining the resources of the city. (Photos by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

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