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To Go With AFP story... News PhotoCleaning,Close To,Environment,Environmental Issues,Estero,Flower,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Manila,Philippines,Preparation,River,Stream - Flowing Water,Student,University,Volunteer,Water,Water PollutionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTo Go With AFP story 'Philippines-Environment-Pollution-Water-Poverty' by Karl Malakunas In this picture taken on February 18, 2013, a flower blooms while a volunteer cleans and a student (R) from a nearby university prepares to lower his water monitoring instrument along Estero de Paco tributary in Manila. At Estero de Paco, a 2.9-kilometre (1.8-mile) tributary that a few years ago was one of the most polluted in the city, shanty homes have been replaced with tree-lined boardwalks while water-treatment machines now nestle amid plants. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)