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Brick factory workers face hard times in Libbar Hari, India

Full Reuters report here: Inflation-hit poor feel short-changed in rising India

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

A laborer works in a brick factory at Libbar Hari in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Jan. 23. The Indian economy has been growing an average of 8.5 percent over the last five years, propelling millions into what is often described as the great Indian middle class and making the south Asian giant a darling for overseas investors. But 40 percent of its 1.2 billion population still lives below the U.N.-estimated poverty line.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Laborers load bricks onto a truck at a brick factory at Libbar Hari in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Jan. 23. The Indian economy has been growing an average of 8.5 percent over the last five years, propelling millions into what is often described as the great Indian middle class and making the south Asian giant a darling for overseas investors. But 40 percent of its 1.2 billion population still lives below the U.N.-estimated poverty line.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

A woman laborer watches television inside her house at the compound of a brick factory at Libbar Hari in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand Jan. 23. The Indian economy has been growing an average of 8.5 percent over the last five years, propelling millions into what is often described as the great Indian middle class and making the south Asian giant a darling for overseas investors. But 40 percent of its 1.2 billion population still lives below the U.N.-estimated poverty line.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Laborers work in a brick factory at Libbar Hari in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Jan. 23. The Indian economy has been growing an average of 8.5 percent over the last five years, propelling millions into what is often described as the great Indian middle class and making the south Asian giant a darling for overseas investors. But 40 percent of its 1.2 billion population still lives below the U.N.-estimated poverty line.