Al Jazeera:  Pushing a metal rod that he uses to lift the sewer lid and a bamboo stick to unclog the pipes, Iqbal Masih walks along a narrow street in a busy neighbourhood in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
 The deliberate dragging of the rod is meant to notify residents that Masih, a well-known face in the area, was there if anyone needed him.
 “This is the only profession I know,” said Masih, who has been a sanitation worker for more than 30 years.”I know it’s risky, unhygienic and people look down on us. But someone has to do it. If I don’t do this, I do nothing. And that’s worse,” the 51-year-old told Al Jazeera, finishing off his cigarette and looking around to see if anyone had come out of their house. Read more