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  • 1. Two Stories About the MinersTwo Stories About the Miners 1
  • 2. Miners pose for a photograph at the coal face inside a mine 2
  • 3. A Day in the Life of a Pakistani Coal Miner Workers at this mine in Choa Saidan Shah dig coal with pick axes, break it up and load it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface. Employed by private contractors, a team of four workers can dig about a ton of coal a day, for which they earn around $10 to be split between them. The coalmine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan's most populous and richest province, but the labourers mostly come from the poorer neighbouring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. ---30th July 2014 | By Reuters Photo by Sara Farid 3
  • 4. Hills which contain coal are seen in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab province 4
  • 5. A miner with a donkey makes his way through the low and narrow tunnel leading out of a coal mine. 5
  • 6. A miner wipes sweat from his forehead inside a coal mine in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab province, 6
  • 7. Zamurud Khan breaks coal at a mine 7
  • 8. Miner Mohammad Ismail, 25, digs in a coal mine 8
  • 9. Miners take a break to drink water inside a coal mine 9
  • 10. A miner covered in coal dust sits inside a mine 10
  • 11. Samiullah, who says he is 14-years-old, sits at the coal face to observe the process of coal mining, underground in Choa Saidan Shah 11
  • 12. Samiullah (R), , who says he is 14, labours down in the mine with his uncle. The work is difficult for him, but he continues nevertheless. 12
  • 13. Donkeys stand at the entrance of a coal mine 13
  • 14. A miner unloads coal as he stands in a coal field 14
  • 15. 15 A young miner rushes his donkeys back into the coal mine
  • 16. A miner loads coal onto a truck outside a mine 16
  • 17. A truck drives past a coal field 17
  • 18. Samiullah prepares tea after finishing work at a coal mine 18
  • 19. Samiullah, who claims to be 14-years-old,washes dishes at a coal mine 19
  • 20. Samiullah carries water for his uncle's bath at a coal field 20
  • 21. Samiullah watches the other miners play cricket at a coal field 21
  • 22. A miner plays cricket in the evening at a coal field 22
  • 23. A miner cooks Pashtun roti (bread) after finishing his shift at a coal mine 23
  • 24. A miner performs afternoon prayers at a coal field 24
  • 25. Miners rest in their rooms at the end of the day at a coal field 25
  • 26. A miner washes after finishing his shift at a coal mine 26
  • 27. Miners watch TV in a room at a coal field 27
  • 28. Deadly Riches At the giant Ndassima gold mine in Central African Republic, gunmen keep the peace - for a price - among hundreds of miners who swarm over the steep sides of the glittering open pit, scratching out a living. The mine, owned by Canada's Axmin, was overrun by the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels more than year ago. It now forms part of an illicit economy driving sectarian conflict in one of Africa's most unstable countries. ---3th August 2014 | By Reuters Photo by Siegfried Modola 28
  • 29. Prospectors work at an open pit at the Ndassima gold mine 29
  • 30. A prospector takes a break at the open pit at Ndassima gold mine 30
  • 31. Miners ply the Ndassima gold mine in Central African Republic. 31
  • 32. Prospectors wash extracted soil and small rocks as they pan for gold near the open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine.
  • 33. A prospector washes extracted soil and small rocks as he pans for gold at the Ndassima gold mine. 33
  • 34. Girls pan for gold in a stream next to a local mine near the village of Game/Reuters 34
  • 35. Children scour the mud for gold at the Gam mine /Reuters 35
  • 36. A boy cleans a shovel before panning for gold near the open pit Ndassima at the gold mine. 36
  • 37. A former Seleka soldier looks at prospectors washing extracted soil and small rocks as they pan for gold near the open pit at the Ndassima gold mine. 37
  • 38. Former Seleka soldiers watch as prospectors wash extracted soil and small rocks. 38
  • 39. A woman hands out a sample of gold as fellow workers pan for gold. 39
  • 40. Prospectors wash extracted soil and small rocks as they pan for gold near the open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine. 40
  • 41. Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine. 41
  • 42. Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine. 42
  • 43. Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine, 43
  • 44. Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine. 44
  • 45. A prospector sits on sacks containing rocks, sand and possible samples of gold extracted from the open pit at the Ndassima gold mine. 45
  • 46. Prospectors sell their collected samples of gold near the open pit at Ndassima gold mine 46
  • 47. A prospector shows a sample of gold near the open pit at the Ndassima gold . 478/05/2014 王文堯 Kaohsiung Taiwan R.O.C All photos were taken from DAWN, The National (Abu Dhabi), REUTERS, Internet. THE END