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Workers rush to meet demand for firecrackers in the Philippines

Published on Dec 26, 2012 3:55 PM

THE PHILIPPINES (REUTERS) - Images from the Philippines, where firecracker makers are in a rush to meet the demands of pyrotechnic enthusiasts for the coming New Year revelry despite local health officials warning against the use of fireworks.

At least 44 firework-related injuries were reported as early as before Christmas, local media reported.