Audio slideshow: Cemetery living
Manila's port district is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, filled with packed shanty towns that stretch right up to the waterfront. People are living on every spare bit of land they can find - even in the local cemetery.
Reporter Kate McGeown met members of one family, who have made their precarious home on top of five rows of tombs, surrounded by a sea of rubbish.Continue reading the main story
This slideshow contains graphic images.
Photographs and audio by Kate McGeown. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 27 September 2010.
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