A photographer captured these shocking photos of one of the world’s most densely populated slums

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is one of the most crowded cities on Earth. An estimated 200,000 people live in a single square mile in some neighborhoods — nearly three times the density of Manhattan.

In 2017, German photographer Bernhard Lang set out to capture the overpopulation crisis from above. The images show the residents’ living conditions as they are rarely seen. Lang shared some photos from his series with us. You can check out more of his work on Instagram and Facebook.

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About one billion people around the world live in slums, the BBC reports. About 2% of slum dwellers worldwide can be found in the Philippines, an island nation.

Source: BBC

The capital city of Manila sits on the northwest coast of the Philippines. It contains a booming business district, residential areas, and slums and shanty towns on the fringes.

In the poorest regions, multiple families cram into makeshift homes along the rivers. The units are built on stilts as a precaution against frequent flooding.

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