A young boy working in a brick kiln. Sindh Province, Pakistan
40,000 monks pray during the celebrations of Makha Bucha, a Buddhist holy day, at the Dhammakaya Temple. Bangkok, Thailand
A salt worker holds a large slab of salt she pulled up from the bottom of her pan. Katwe, Uganda.
A young Sidi boy stands watching the annual celebration called Urs worshipping the Sufi saint Bava Gor. Held once a year Urs is the most important celebration to Gujarati Sidi's. Bedi, India.
Angkhana Neelaphaijit in her office at the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand in Bangkok. She is a Thai human rights activist, lawyer, Commissioner of the Thai Human Rights Commission and the wife of disappeared human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit. In March 2004 her husband was abducted by five policemen in central Bangkok and never seen again whilst he was defending a group men from the South of Thailand who were arrested on terrorism charges and claimed they were tortured in police custody. Bangkok, Thailand.
In Chanthaburi Prison women prisoners cut and polish sapphires for a Thai company based in the town. The prisoners, who receive a small wage, can learn this skill so when they are released they can look for work in the industry. Thailand.
A monkey recently killed with a poisoned dart is divided up between all the family members of this small clan. Pattalung, Thailand.
An old lady takes off her shoes exposing her tiny bound 'lotus' foot. In a remote part of the province several villages still have the last remaining women who still have bound feet. Now very old, they are the last reminder of this ancient Chinese traditional. Yunnan Province, China.
Behind Gambia's largest fish market at Tanji is a collection of fish smoking buildings. For centuries fish have been smoked here and either sold domestically or exported to other parts of North Africa, particularly Nigeria. Caught in the Atlantic, the fish are smoked for days after which they can be kept without refrigeration for months. Tanji, The Gambia.
Janya Ruangthong, 36, originally from neighbouring Krabi province prays in her house. Her family is one of five Muslim familes living in Klong Sai Pattana. Surwat Thani, Thailand.
A Tibetan pilgrim wears a pendant of the Dalai Lama during a pilgrimage to a remote sacred mountain. Yunnan Province, China.
Dr Duong Van Ni of Can Tho University drinks tea with a farmer at his house. Dr Ni's research aims to help Vietnamese rice farmers in the Mekong Delta who's rice paddies suffer from an increased water salinity brought on by rising water levels. Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
A sacred burial ground of the Wa.The Wa were traditionally a warrior tribe of head hunters who placed the heads of their victims on spikes throughout their territory to scare their enemies. Having ceased head hunting several decades ago, their practise changed to worshipping ox skulls which every year is celebrated by the sacrifice of an ox, the skull of which is hung in this sacred burial ground. Ximeng, China.
Ethiopian Orthodox Chirtsians gather at an ancient church in Hawzen during a religious festival. Tigray, Ethiopia.
Isatou Ceesay stands at a waste dump in the town of Birkama. Mrs Ceesay founded the Women's Initiative Gambia in 1997. The organisation works with communities across the tiny west African state to address not only the environmental impact of unregulated waste disposal, particularly plastic, but also the empowerment of women in the make dominated society. Over one hundred women are now involved in Isatou's project. The Gambia.
A whale shark is killed with a spear by Indonesia's last whale hunters. Lembata, Indonesia
Eco-warrior Buddhist monk Bun Saluth in the forest he saved from loggers and encroachment. Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia
Maniq children play in the trees at one of their temporary settlements. Satun, Thailand.
An employee of PepsiCo checks the quality of glass Pepsi bottles at a manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines.
Ethiopian Orthodox Chirtsians arrive at dawn for a religious ceremony. Wukro, Tigray, Ethiopia.
Jintana Kaewkhaw, a Thai environmental activist, stands on the coastline that was the proposed site for a coal-powered power plant. She successfully lead a protest group against a company that wanted to build a coal-powered electricity plant next to her village. Ban Krut, Thailand.
Men from Qatar who practise the art of falconry sit with their birds in the economy section of the plane after flying from Azerbaijan to Qatar. Doha, Qatar
Sukon Dongwun, 54, moves cows in to their pen for the night. The cows are collectively owned by the villagers and people take it in turns to look after them. Surwat Thani, Thailand.
In a small family tea factory a teenage boy stands in a sack of fermented tea compressing it. Namshan, Myanmar
Rice farmers in the village of na Nong Bong harvest rice. One of the complaints by the villages was that the gold mine was responsible for poisoning certain rice fields and water sources due to waste run-off that is full of contaminants such as arsenic and cyanide. Na Nong Bong, Loei.
A man collects sea water at dawn to spray on to his salt fields in the Northeast of Bali Island in Indonesia.
Melioidosis victim Garn Wongsuvan, 82, rests in his home after being diagnosed several months ago. Ubon Ratachathani, Thailand
Panint Jhonlerkieat sits on the top floor of his penthouse condominium at The Pano in Bangkok. A self-made millionaire who is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Aim Star Network bought his triplex home for a massive $3.75 million. Bangkok, Thailand.
Offerings of cloths and personal items by Tibetans to the spirits of the forest. Yunnan Province, China
After a party, young Dagestani men visit a hot springs in the middle of no-where which has a flammable fountain of water. Dagestan, Russia
The gate keeper of a remote temple in the mountains of Deqin County. Yunnan Province, China
At an Independence Day celebration a Sidi dance troupe gets ready to perform. Renowned for their unique dance and music owing to their African roots, this Sidi group is very popular and are hired to plan dance and sing at events ranging from weddings to government holiday events. Uttara Kanada, India
Hong Hoang of Vietnam's office of 350.org is photographed by a river in Ho Chi Minh City.
A trawler fising boat captain steers his boat at sea at dawn. Rayong, Thailand.
Early morning activities at Manning wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Central Colombo. Manning market has been at this location for over one hundred years with most stalls passed down hereditary lines. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
A girl grinds salt with her feet in one of the salt pans of Lake Katwe in Western Uganda.
At a Thai Buddist temple called Wat Phra Dhammakaya a mass ordination of 34,000 monks takes places. Performed at an elaborate ceremony for which the temple is renowned, the men come from all over the country to become monks. Bangkok, Thailand.
The large Mae Moh coal burning power plant releasing smoke from its stacks in the early morning. The power plant turns off the smoke in the morning then starts again at night. Mae Moh, Lampang
Burmese fishermen working all night on a Thai trawler boat off the coast of Phuket. Thailand is the third largest exporter of fish in the world after China and the US. Its fishing fleet is vast, but years of unregulated trawling has causes incredible damage to fish stocks. Most fishing is done at night when tralwers, varying in size, leave for the darkness of the sea returning in the morning with their catch that in many cases has more than halved in recent years. Phuket, Thailand.
The view from the outskirts of the town of Khunzakh which is located on a rocky plateau. Dagestan, Russia
A salt maker wals across a terrace on the Inca made Salinas de Maras in Peru.
Trucks ready to transport the pink rock salt at the Warcha salt mine in Pakistan.
Por Sakmi looks out of a house in his village of Na Nong Bong. One of the complaints by the villages was that a gold mine allegedly poisoned certain rice fields and water sources due to waste run-off that is full of contaminants such as arsenic and cyanide. Loei - Thailand