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Gold beneath the sky
A sacrificial place, where offerings to the mountain gods are left, seen at the entrance to the gold mine in La Rinconada, Peru, 4 August 2012. During the last decade, the rising price of the gold has attracted thousands of people to La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes. At 5300 metres above sea level, nearly 50.000 people work in the gold mines and live in the nearby colonies without running water, sewage system or heating service. Although the work in the mines is very dangerous (falling...more »
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Date > 4 Aug 2012
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