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The wheels of BURDEN

Last updated on: June 26, 2012 09:22 IST

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Ever wondered who keeps the cities ticking in between the polished skyscrapers and oils the gears for the powers that be? Well, the average citizens, who develope their own means of ensuring progress, any which way. The cities may have grown big and shiny, but it seems like the aam aadmi still relies on the oldest forms of transportation.

Rediff.com brings you a peek at some of the most innovative means used to do exactly that!

Men use ropes to try and right a supply truck overloaded with wheat straw, used as animal feed, along a road in Dargai, in the Malakand district, about 165 km northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad

Photograph: Mian Khursheed/Reuters

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A cycle-rickshaw puller moves the wreckage of a car to a scrap yard in Siliguri

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A vendor pulls a cart loaded with various rattan chairs for sale on a street in Shanghai

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A man transports ducks on a motorcycle to a market in Nam Ha province, outside Hanoi.

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A man rides a motorcycle carrying six children on their way back home from school at Greater Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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A man transports used empty plastic cans on a horse cart to a junkyard at Panchkula in Haryana.

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North Koreans look at a Chinese boat for tourists on Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju.

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An overcrowded train leaves Dhaka's Airport rail station ahead of Eid-al-Adha.

Photograph: Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters

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A labourer transports goods using a tricycle on a street in Shenyang, in northeast China's Liaoning province.

Photograph: Sheng Li/Reuters

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A Palestinian family falls from a donkey cart after they crossed a breach on the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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A recyclable materials collector stands in front of her overloaded tricycle on a main street in central Beijing.

Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

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A bus is driven past a market in Maidan Shahr, capital of Wardak province, Afghanistan.

Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

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A man transports lanterns for decorations on his motorbike ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo. The festival commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana.

Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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A collector pushes a cart of plastic materials for recycling, on a street in Qingdao, Shandong province.

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A man uses a cycle rickshaw to transport the front portion of a supply truck on a main road in Ahmedabad.

Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters




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