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Last Updated: Friday February 08 2008 05:45 GMT

In pictures: Rubbish problem in Naples

There's a lovely view from the Italian city of Naples. You can see the islands of Capri and Sorrento and the volcano, Vesuvius.

There's a lovely view from the Italian city of Naples. You can see the islands of Capri and Sorrento and volcano Vesuvius.

The place looks very pretty, but on the outskirts of the city, there's a big problem with rubbish.

The place looks very pretty, but on the outskirts of the city, there's a big problem with rubbish.

It's piled high on the streets, because the local dumps are full.

It's piled high on the streets, because the dumps are full.

Some people are burning rubbish, because they think there's no other way to get rid of it.

Some people are burning rubbish, because they think there's no other way to get rid of it.

But sometimes this just adds to the problem. Check out this burnt-out bin.

But sometimes this just adds to the problem. Check out this burnt-out bin.

Now European politicians have told Italy to sort out the problem, or else action could be taken against the country.

Now European politicians have told Italy to sort out the problem, or else action could be taken against the country.



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