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In pictures: Polluting Nigeria
Living on oil

The production of oil, discovered in the Niger Delta 40 years ago, is having a devastating effect on Nigeria's largest wetland region.

Families live among the oil fields, breathing in methane gas and coping with frequent oil leaks in Africa's largest oil exporter.

Oil giant Shell gets 10% of its oil from the Niger Delta and is failing to invest in its infrastructure to prevent pollution, says Friends of the Earth in a new report Behind the Shine.

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