Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. 6th Jan, 2014. Each day before dawn the repairmen sabotage streets by dumping hundreds of nails and other sharp objects before setting up roadside workshops. For the tyre repairmen who work in pairs, earnings of about 300,000 rupiah ($29) to 500,000 rupiah a day are normal. It is good business in a country where nearly half the 240-million population lives on less than $2 a day. But alongside police, in a country known for crooked law enforcers and widespread corruption, is a team of dedicated volunteers determined to deflate the repairmen's profits.

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Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. 6th Jan, 2014. Each day before dawn the repairmen sabotage streets by dumping hundreds of nails and other sharp objects before setting up roadside workshops. For the tyre repairmen who work in pairs, earnings of about 300,000 rupiah ($29) to 500,000 rupiah a day are normal. It is good business in a country where nearly half the 240-million population lives on less than $2 a day. But alongside police, in a country known for crooked law enforcers and widespread corruption, is a team of dedicated volunteers determined to deflate the repairmen's profits.
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Jan. 6, 2014 - Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia - Each day before dawn the repairmen sabotage streets by dumping hundreds of nails and other sharp objects before setting up roadside workshops. For the tyre repairmen who work in pairs, earnings of about 300,000 rupiah ($29) to 500,000 rupiah a day are normal. It is good business in a country where nearly half the 240-million population lives on less than $2 a day. But alongside police, in a country known for crooked law enforcers and widespread corruption, is a team of dedicated volunteers determined to deflate the repairmen's profits. For the past one year the volunteers from Komunitas Semut Merah, or ''Red Ant Community'', have been tirelessly plucking the nails and sharp objects off the jam-packed streets, expecting nothing in return. Every day they stride into Jakarta's fierce traffic, armed with razor-sharp eyes and powerful magnets. Since they began their collection campaign they have collected some 600 kilogrammes of nails. And each day they see their efforts paying off, with daily collections falling from five kilogrammes a day to only three. (Credit Image: © Afriadi Hikmal/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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