Award-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was born in Iraq and brought up in Delhi but has been photographing Mumbai for Reuters since the summer of 2010.

His photos capture everyday life in the city of 20 million people – moments of calm in the chaos for slum-dwellers in India's wealthiest city.

He said: "While I enjoy covering news stories – from business to politics to sports – what I enjoy most is capturing the human face of a breaking story. I shoot for the common man who wants to see and feel a story from a place where he can't be present himself."

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Residents pay two rupees (about 2p) to use an improvised raft to cross a sewage canal at a slum in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Vendors sell clothes on the roadside at a second-hand clothing market in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A man gets a haircut from a roadside barber at an automobile spare parts market in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A migrant family sits around a fire as they prepare dinner under a flyover in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Five-year-old Nasreen rests with her family's belongings as she plays under a flyover in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A metro train travels through a residential area in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A man walks on a water pipeline used as a pathway under a bridge in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Children get down from a water pipeline used as a path on their way to school in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Residents stand on their balconies at a shanty town in a northern suburb of MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A vendor waits for customers at his vegetable stall at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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People are silhouetted as they play football at a beach along the Arabian Sea in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Migrant workers sleep under a mosquito net beneath an overpass in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A vendor gets dressed under a mosquito net at his roadside shop in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Labourers work at a construction site of a high-rise residential building in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A labourer takes down boxes inside a tin container recycling factory in a slum area in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Workers dismantle parts of the decommissioned Indian Navy Ship INS Vikrant at a ship-breaking yard in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A woman waters the plants outside her house in an alley at a slum in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A girl rides a merry-go-round at a fair in MumbaiDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A cinema-goer watches Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. The film, released in October 1995, has set a record of completing 1,000 weeks of continuous screening at a cinema, a feat unmatched by any other Bollywood releaseDanish Siddiqui/Reuters