The Wider Image: From statues to toothpaste, the Myanmar village 'blessed' with marble bounty
Mya Lay, 25, and one of her colleagues, both of whom work at a marble mine, pose for a photo at the marble mine where they work in Sagyin, Mandalay, Myanmar, October 19, 2019. "I was born in this village and for generations this is what we have done: the men work on marble carving and the women work in the marble mines or polish the marble statues," said Lay. For years, she has walked down from the mines from morning till sunset carrying large marble slabs on her head, laborious work for about $3.50 per day. "If I could I would leave the village and find a job in the city," she said, adding that she wanted a better life for her daughter. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "SAGYIN MARBLE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.