Indian laundryman wash clothes in "dhobi ghats" in Bombay.
Indian traditional laundryman known as "dhobis" wash clothes in open laundries called "dhobi ghats" in Bombay September 17, 2004. Claimed to be the world's largest outdoor laundry, thousands of these laundrymen relentlessly pound dirt away from linen in open-air concrete wash pens to earn between 1500 and 3000 Indian Rupees (around $32 to $65) per month. The history of the washermen in Bombay goes back to the days of the British rule in India and has now become a hereditary occupation. REUTERS/Arko Datta AD/SN