Photo of the Day 3 December 2008

High-Rise Construction, India, 1997
Photograph by Steve McCurry
Workers perch on the scaffolding of a high-rise development in India. Massive population growth since independence in 1947 has provoked a boom in infrastructure. India now holds 950 million people, one-sixth of the world’s total. An increasing number are middle-class residents of such “concrete colonies.”