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Man washing clothes at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India.
The Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. At the ghat 10,000 workers wash over 1,000,000 pieces of clothing a day, by hand, each individual standing in the soapy water near their washing stone for up to 16 hours. The dhobi ghat is one of the largest examples of this profession in the world and it is finding itself at the center of a a John Henry-esque story of man versus machine is unfolding in this rapidly growing city of over 18 million people.