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    “The hopeful eyes of the girl making a living by rubbish” taken in the waste dump of the city of Kon Tum in Vietnam by photographer Quoc Nguyen Linh Vinh, the winner of Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) 2017.

    Take a look at the most compelling photographs from the 10th annual competition organized by the UK-based Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

    Set up in 2007, CIWEM's international photography contest depicts the human impact on the natural environment. Open to professionals and amateur photographers of all ages, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year encourages entries that will inspire people around the world to think differently about contemporary social and environmental issues and to start taking care of our planet.

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