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Fire tears through Bangladesh slum

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A man salvages his belongings after a fire in a slum at Shyamoli in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, on May 16, 2012.

At least 10 people were injured, including a firefighter who sustained burns, and more than 150 shanties were burned down as a blaze swept through a Dhaka slum, Reuters reports. The local fire department said the cause of the blaze had yet to be ascertained.

Bangladeshi photographer Abir Abdullah, who took the photo below, has been documenting the havoc created by Dhaka's frequent fires for several years. He spoke to The New York Times about the project last month.

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A woman cries holding her child after she lost her shanty house in the fire.

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Firefighters work to control the blaze.