People Sleeping Outdoors in Delhi by Simon de Trey-White
19th February 2014,New Delhi. A man sleeps on a wall in Old Delhi, India on the 19th February 2014
Sleeping in the outdoors in cities is common in Asia where personal privacy for such an act is not so culturally ingrained. Delhi is a harsh city both in climate and environment and for those working in hard manual labour sleep and rest is something fallen into when exhaustion overwhelms, no matter the place or circumstance. Then there are the homeless, in Delhi figures for them vary wildly from 25,000 to more than 10 times that. Others public sleepers may simply be travellers or workers having a siesta.
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