A view of the capital, Ulan Bator, over the shoulder of a slumbering drunk. Alcoholism is a huge problem in the city, home to half of Mongolia's people. The capital's population has doubled in the past two years, expanding outward in a haphazard sprawl, and many inhabitants live in slums known as the "Gher District." High levels of unemployment and poverty await herders who abandon rural areas and arrive in the city, illiterate and untrained in any skills necessary for urban jobs.
Alessandro Grassani / LUZphoto