A worker poses for a photo before a sandstorm hits a brick factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Workers don't stop during the sandstorm.
Smoke rises from chimneys on the outskirts of Dhaka, in the Gabtoly area.
Five young workers inside their house in the Gazipur area. "The houses were very bad -- only 1.5 meters high, so you can't even stand up inside -- and (they were) without electricity," photographer Raffaele Petralla said.
The trucks that load bricks add to the pollution and dust in the area.
Lunch time for brick workers.
The Meghna River in Dhaka.
A school under construction.
Women at work in the Gazipur area.
Children begin to work at the age of 6, Petralla said. Their pay is equal to that of adults, and it is based on the amount of bricks transported daily.
A child is ready to move to work in another factory.
Kilns consume large quantities of fuel such as coal, firewood and other biomass.