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Finding Scrap Metals in Guatemala's Garbage Dump

World | Reuters | January 3, 2019, 9:17 am
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 Men search for scrap metal at an area known as 'the Mine', in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

Men search for scrap metal at an area known as 'the Mine', in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men remove a rock in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine', where informal workers search for scrap metal, at the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

Men remove a rock in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine', where informal workers search for scrap metal, at the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 After a hectic day at work a worker prepares to leave for his home, in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

After a hectic day at work a worker prepares to leave for his home, in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mauricio plays with a dog next to contaminated sewage water in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

Mauricio plays with a dog next to contaminated sewage water in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water, at an area known as 'the Mine', in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water, at an area known as 'the Mine', in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mauricio walks in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine'. (Image: Reuters)

Mauricio walks in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine'. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. (Image: Reuters)

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man descends from a mountain of garbage as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

A man descends from a mountain of garbage as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man removes a rock as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as 'the Mine', in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

A man removes a rock as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as 'the Mine', in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mauricio eats lunch at 'the Mine', where informal workers search for scrap metal in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City, in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

Mauricio eats lunch at 'the Mine', where informal workers search for scrap metal in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City, in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mauricio, a ten-year-old boy, washes clothes in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine', where informal workers search for scrap metal. (Image: Reuters)

Mauricio, a ten-year-old boy, washes clothes in contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine', where informal workers search for scrap metal. (Image: Reuters)

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 Scrap metal is seen at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

Scrap metal is seen at an area known as 'the Mine' in the largest garbage dump of Guatemala City. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mauricio, a ten-year-old boy, looks at contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine' in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

Mauricio, a ten-year-old boy, looks at contaminated sewage water at an area known as 'the Mine' in Guatemala. (Image: Reuters)

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