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Settlers in their  homes  on the banks of the Akaki river in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday September 17 2008..The highly polluted Akaki river passes through a community of new settlers who arrived just a few years before from impoverished rural areas in the hopes of a better life..Despite its high toxicity, the Akaki river is still used for various purposes including irrigation and animal drink. The major pollutant industries  include tanneries, breweries, wineries, distilleries, soft drink, chemical and metal work industries, the Addis Ababa Abattoir Enterprise and the National Tobacco Factory.