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ZAMBIA-ECONOMY/IMF
RTS106SG 
February 24, 2017 
FILE PHOTO: A truck travels to a depth of 516 metres below the surface to collect ore at the Chibuluma... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
FILE PHOTO: A truck travels underground to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine 
FILE PHOTO: A truck travels to a depth of 516 metres below the surface to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo 
SAFRICA-MINING/
RTSNLP3 
September 13, 2016 
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY Relatives and friends bring to the... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
Relatives and friends bring to the surface the body of a miner after recovering it from Johannesburg's... 
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY Relatives and friends bring to the surface the body of a miner after recovering it from Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte, South Africa, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
SAFRICA-MINING/
RTSNCF1 
September 12, 2016 
Suspected illegal miners walk after they surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
Suspected illegal miners walk after they surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine... 
Suspected illegal miners walk after they surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte, South Africa September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
SAFRICA-MINING/
RTSNCEM 
September 12, 2016 
Suspected illegal miners look on after they surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
Suspected illegal miners look on after they surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine... 
Suspected illegal miners look on after they surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte, South Africa September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
SAFRICA-MINING/
RTSNCEL 
September 12, 2016 
A suspected illegal miner (C) is welcomed by friends and family members as he surfaces from an underground... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
A suspected illegal miner is welcomed by friends and family members as he surfaces from an underground... 
A suspected illegal miner (C) is welcomed by friends and family members as he surfaces from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte, South Africa September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
SAFRICA-MINING/
RTSNCEK 
September 12, 2016 
A police officer gestures to a suspected illegal miner after he surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
A police officer gestures to a suspected illegal miner after he surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's... 
A police officer gestures to a suspected illegal miner after he surfaced from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte, South Africa September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
ZAMBIA-MINING/
RTR4LTHU 
January 17, 2015 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore underground at the Chibuluma copper mine 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (ZAMBIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
ZAMBIA-MINING/
RTR4LTHT 
January 17, 2015 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore underground at the Chibuluma copper mine 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (ZAMBIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
ZAMBIA-MINING/
RTR4LTHJ 
January 17, 2015 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore underground at the Chibuluma copper mine 
A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (ZAMBIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
ZAMBIA-MINING/
RTR4LTHE 
January 17, 2015 
A truck travels to a depth of 516 metres below the surface to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
A truck travels underground to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine 
A truck travels to a depth of 516 metres below the surface to collect ore at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (ZAMBIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
ZAMBIA-MINING/
RTR4LTHB 
January 17, 2015 
Drilling operations at a depth of 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
Drilling operations at a depth of 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine 
Drilling operations at a depth of 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (ZAMBIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
ZAMBIA-MINING/
RTR4LTH3 
January 17, 2015 
A truck loaded with ore heads to the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt ... 
CHIBULUMA, Zambia 
A truck loaded with ore heads to the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine 
A truck loaded with ore heads to the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (ZAMBIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
USA/
RTR3SL4G 
June 06, 2014 
A chemical slurry, with sub-microscopic gold on the surface of the bubbles, flows through a tank at Mill... 
ELKO, UNITED STATES 
A chemical slurry, with sub-microscopic gold on the surface of the bubbles, flows through a tank at Mill... 
A chemical slurry, with sub-microscopic gold on the surface of the bubbles, flows through a tank at Mill 5 at Newmont Mining's Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 22, 2014. The mill processes approximately 15,000 tons of ore a day. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
CENTRALAFRICAN/
RTR3OH8Z 
May 09, 2014 
A former Seleka soldier looks at a woman washing extracted soil and small rocks as she pans for gold... 
NDASSIMA, Central African Republic 
A former Seleka soldier looks at woman washing extracted soil and small rocks as she pans for gold near... 
A former Seleka soldier looks at a woman washing extracted soil and small rocks as she pans for gold near an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine near Djoubissi, north of Bambari May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CENTRALAFRICAN/
RTR3OH6F 
May 09, 2014 
Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine, near Djoubissi north of Bambari May 9, 2014.... 
NDASSIMA, Central African Republic 
Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine, near Djoubissi north of Bambari 
Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine, near Djoubissi north of Bambari May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CONGODEMOCRATIC-KIBALI/
RTR3OBAK 
May 08, 2014 
The KCD open pit gold mine at the Kibali mining site in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, May 1,... 
KIBALI, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 
The KCD open pit gold mine at the Kibali mining site in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo 
The KCD open pit gold mine at the Kibali mining site in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, May 1, 2014. The $2.5 billion gold mine, a joint venture between Randgold, AngloGold Ashanti and Congo's state gold miner Sokimo, poured its first gold in September 2013 and has the potential to become one of the biggest in the world, transforming the economy of this forgotten corner of one of the world's poorest and most conflict ridden countries. Picture taken May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Pete Jones (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
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C.A.R. Crisis: Searching for Gold - 27 Apr 2014 
12 PICTURES 
C.A.R. Crisis
C.A.R. Crisis 
Searching for Gold - 27 Apr 2014 
48 PICTURES 
CENTRALAFRICA
RTR3MQKG 
April 26, 2014 
Prospectors pan for gold from soil being washed from the Djoubissi gold mine, about 50 km (31 miles)... 
Bambari, Central African Republic 
Prospectors pan for gold from soil being washed from the Djoubissi gold mine in Central African Republic... 
Prospectors pan for gold from soil being washed from the Djoubissi gold mine, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Bambari April 24, 2014. Picture taken April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY) 
CENTRALAFRICA
RTR3MQJO 
April 26, 2014 
Prospectors work at the open-pit Djoubissi gold mine, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Bambari April 24,... 
DJOUBUSSI, Central African Republic 
Prospectors work at the open-pit Djoubissi gold mine in Central African Republic 
Prospectors work at the open-pit Djoubissi gold mine, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Bambari April 24, 2014. Picture taken April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
Business
Business 
Ivory Coast's Gold Rush - 14 Apr 2014 
15 PICTURES 
COCOA-GOLD/WESTAFRICA
RTR3KU2Y 
April 11, 2014 
A prospector pans for gold in a hole in a cocoa farm that is turning into a gold mine near the town of... 
BOUAFLE, Cote D'Ivoire 
A prospector pans for gold in a hole in a cocoa farm that is turning into a gold mine near the town of... 
A prospector pans for gold in a hole in a cocoa farm that is turning into a gold mine near the town of Bouafle in western Ivory Coast March 18, 2014. With high prices for the precious metal fuelling a gold rush in Ivory Coast and Ghana, diggers are scurrying to cash in. But the drain on the labour market and the harm done to cocoa plantations could endanger cocoa production in the two nations, which account for 60 percent of global supply. Picture taken March 18, 2014. To match Insight COCOA-GOLD/WESTAFRICA REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT) 
COCOA-GOLD/WESTAFRICA
RTR3KTCN 
April 11, 2014 
Prospectors pan for gold at a new gold mine found in a cocoa farm near the town of Bouafle in western... 
BOUAFLE, Cote D'Ivoire 
Prospectors pan for gold at a new gold mine found in a cocoa farm near the town of Bouafle in western... 
Prospectors pan for gold at a new gold mine found in a cocoa farm near the town of Bouafle in western Ivory Coast March 18, 2014. With high prices for the precious metal fuelling a gold rush in Ivory Coast and Ghana, diggers are scurrying to cash in. But the drain on the labour market and the harm done to cocoa plantations could endanger cocoa production in the two nations, which account for 60 percent of global supply. Picture taken March 18, 2014. To match Insight COCOA-GOLD/WESTAFRICA REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CENTRALAFRICA/
RTR3K57S 
April 06, 2014 
Prospectors pan for gold and diamonds near the town of Gaga April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (CENTRAL... 
GAGA, Central African Republic 
Prospectors pan for gold and diamonds near the town of Gaga 
Prospectors pan for gold and diamonds near the town of Gaga April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SAFRICA-MINER
RTX18Y12 
February 16, 2014 
Rescue officials move a rock removed from an abandoned gold shaft as they work to rescue trapped suspected... 
Benoni, South Africa 
Rescue officials move a rock removed from an abandoned gold shaft as they work to rescue trapped suspected... 
Rescue officials move a rock removed from an abandoned gold shaft as they work to rescue trapped suspected illegal miners in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, February 16, 2014. South African rescuers started bringing to the surface at least 30 illegal miners on Sunday who had been trapped by debris in the abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg, emergency services ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Vermaak later told Reuters that some of the miners still underground were refusing to come up, saying they did not want to be arrested. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW DISASTER) 
NIGER-AREVA/
RTX188H7 
February 05, 2014 
The Tamgak open air uranium mine is seen at Areva's Somair uranium mining facility in Arlit, September... 
ARLIT, Niger 
The Tamgak open air uranium mine is seen at Areva's Somair uranium mining facility in Arlit 
The Tamgak open air uranium mine is seen at Areva's Somair uranium mining facility in Arlit, September 25, 2013. Picture taken September 25, 2013. To match Special Report NIGER-AREVA/ REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGER - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) 
UGANDA/
RTX15IA3 
November 18, 2013 
A general view of makeshift shelters erected by some estimated 2000 miners who camped at an open-pit... 
MUBENDE, Uganda 
A general view of makeshift shelters erected by some estimated 2000 miners who camped at an open-pit... 
A general view of makeshift shelters erected by some estimated 2000 miners who camped at an open-pit gold mine is seen in Lukingi village in Mubende district, about 150 km (90 miles) southwest of Uganda's capital Kampala November 17, 2013. Picture taken November 17, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena (UGANDA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
UGANDA/
RTX15I9T 
November 18, 2013 
A boy washes stone dust in search of gold nuggets at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village in Mubende... 
MUBENDE, Uganda 
A boy washes stone dust in search of gold nuggets at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village in Mubende... 
A boy washes stone dust in search of gold nuggets at an open-pit gold mine in Lukingi village in Mubende district, about 150 km (90 miles) southwest of Uganda's capital Kampala November 17, 2013. Picture taken November 17, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena (UGANDA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
SUDAN/
RTX125FU 
July 31, 2013 
A gold mine worker displays gold in a local mine in Al-Ibedia locality at River Nile State, July 30,... 
AL-IBEDIA, Sudan 
A gold mine worker displays gold in a local mine in Al-Ibedia locality at River Nile State 
A gold mine worker displays gold in a local mine in Al-Ibedia locality at River Nile State, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT) 
NIGERIA/
RTX10YT8 
June 24, 2013 
Crushed rock samples, that is thought to contain gold, is washed at a mine in Minna, Niger State June... 
Minna, Nigeria 
Crushed rock samples, that is thought to contain gold, is washed at a mine in Minna 
Crushed rock samples, that is thought to contain gold, is washed at a mine in Minna, Niger State June 23, 2013. Picture taken June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT) 
ETHIOPIA-SALT/
RTXZQ7Q 
May 17, 2013 
A worker loads a camel with slabs of salt in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013.... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A worker loads a camel with slabs of salt in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
A worker loads a camel with slabs of salt in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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ETHIOPIA-SALT/
RTXZQ7P 
May 17, 2013 
A camel herder and salt merchant holds rope in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 20, 2013.... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A camel herder and salt merchant holds rope in the Danakil Depression of northern Ethiopia 
A camel herder and salt merchant holds rope in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 20, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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RTXZQ7N 
May 17, 2013 
Slabs of salt extracted from the Danakil Depression are seen in northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
Slabs of salt extracted from the Danakil Depression are seen in northern Ethiopia 
Slabs of salt extracted from the Danakil Depression are seen in northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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RTXZQ7M 
May 17, 2013 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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RTXZQ7L 
May 17, 2013 
A worker ties together slabs of salt extracted from the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia April... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A worker ties together slabs of salt extracted from the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia 
A worker ties together slabs of salt extracted from the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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RTXZQ7K 
May 17, 2013 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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RTXZQ7J 
May 17, 2013 
A man walks with his camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A man walks with his camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
A man walks with his camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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May 17, 2013 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
A worker extracts salt from the desert in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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May 17, 2013 
Men walk with their camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
Men walk with their camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
Men walk with their camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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May 17, 2013 
Men walk with their camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the... 
BERAHILE, Ethiopia 
Men walk with their camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia 
Men walk with their camels through the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. Once the caravan find a suitable place to mine salt, they extract, shape and pack as many salt slabs as possible before starting their two-day journey to the town of Berahile. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ANIMALS)

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RTXZ2XY 
April 28, 2013 
A worker pans gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April 27,... 
Wad Bushara, Sudan 
A worker pans gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State 
A worker pans gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April 27, 2013. Sudan exported $2.2 billion worth of gold last year and hopes to produce around 50 tonnes of gold in 2013, which would potentially make it Africa's third-largest gold miner and push it into the top 15 producers globally. The Wad Bushara gold mine has about 2,000 workers who earn an average of $15 a day. Picture taken April 27. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SUDAN/
RTXZ2BW 
April 28, 2013 
A worker shows gold found through gold panning at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif... 
Wad Bushara, Sudan 
A worker shows gold found through gold panning at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif... 
A worker shows gold found through gold panning at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April 27, 2013. Sudan exported $2.2 billion worth of gold last year and hopes to produce around 50 tonnes of gold in 2013, which would potentially make it Africa's third-largest gold miner and push it into the top 15 producers globally. The Wad Bushara gold mine has about 2,000 workers who earn an average of $15 a day. Picture taken April 27. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT COMMODITIES) 
SUDAN/
RTXZ2BU 
April 28, 2013 
Workers pan for gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April... 
Wad Bushara, Sudan 
Workers pan for gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara 
Workers pan for gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April 27, 2013. Sudan exported $2.2 billion worth of gold last year and hopes to produce around 50 tonnes of gold in 2013, which would potentially make it Africa's third-largest gold miner and push it into the top 15 producers globally. The Wad Bushara gold mine has about 2,000 workers who earn an average of $15 a day. Picture taken April 27. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT COMMODITIES) 
SUDAN/
RTXZ2BK 
April 28, 2013 
A worker pans for gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April... 
Wad Bushara, Sudan 
A worker pans for gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara 
A worker pans for gold at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State, Wad Bushara April 27, 2013. Sudan exported $2.2 billion worth of gold last year and hopes to produce around 50 tonnes of gold in 2013, which would potentially make it Africa's third-largest gold miner and push it into the top 15 producers globally. The Wad Bushara gold mine has about 2,000 workers who earn an average of $15 a day. Picture taken April 27. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT COMMODITIES) 
SUDAN-SOUTH/GOLD
RTR3A72O 
November 09, 2012 
Toposa girls pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. In South... 
Kapoeta, South Sudan 
Toposa girls pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan 
Toposa girls pan for gold in the Singaita River in Namorinyang, South Sudan October 24, 2012. In South Sudan ordinary people have been extracting gold from artisanal mines and taking part in as-yet unregulated trade in the precious metal. But now the government hopes to pass mining legislation that will formalise the industry, let them tax precious metal and mineral exports and sell concessions to large-scale investors. Officials say firms from China, Australia, the United States, South Africa and other African countries plan to apply for licences when new mining laws are passed in November. After many delays, parliament is set to begin debate on the bill on Monday. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 05 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'SOUTH SUDAN STRIKES GOLD'. SEARCH 'SUDAN GOLD' FOR ALL IMAGES 
MALI-CRISIS/ECONOMY
RTR381DM 
September 16, 2012 
Artisanal gold miner Mamadou Diarra poses for a picture in between panning for gold at a small scale... 
KALANA, Mali 
Artisanal gold miner Mamadou Diarra poses for a picture in between panning for gold at a small scale... 
Artisanal gold miner Mamadou Diarra poses for a picture in between panning for gold at a small scale mine in Kalana August 26, 2012. Gold mining in Mali has rebounded since the landlocked West African nation's coup d'etat in late March and 2012 national gold production estimates stand at 500 tonnes. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY) 
MALI-CRISIS/ECONOMY
RTR381D1 
September 16, 2012 
Artisanal gold miner Sara Moulare (C), 29, and colleagues pan for gold in Kalana August 26, 2012. Gold... 
KALANA, Mali 
Artisanal gold miner Moulare and colleagues pan for gold in Kalana 
Artisanal gold miner Sara Moulare (C), 29, and colleagues pan for gold in Kalana August 26, 2012. Gold mining in Mali has rebounded since the landlocked West African nation's coup d'etat in late March and 2012 national gold production estimates stand at 500 tonnes. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT COMMODITIES) 
MALI-CRISIS/ECONOMY
RTR381A5 
September 16, 2012 
Artisanal gold miner Mamadou Diarra pans for gold at a small scale mine in Kalana August 26, 2012. Gold... 
KALANA, Mali 
Artisanal gold miner Diarra pans for gold at a small scale mine in Kalana 
Artisanal gold miner Mamadou Diarra pans for gold at a small scale mine in Kalana August 26, 2012. Gold mining in Mali has rebounded since the landlocked West African nation's coup d'etat in late March and 2012 national gold production estimates stand at 500 tonnes. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY COMMODITIES) 
GOLD-CONFLICT/
RTR34CGX 
June 29, 2012 
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere, 25 km (15 miles) from Bunia, in the resource-rich Ituri... 
IGA BARRIERE, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere in eastern Congo 
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere, 25 km (15 miles) from Bunia, in the resource-rich Ituri region of eastern Congo February 16, 2009. Ituri is one of many areas of the country to have experienced bitter ethnic conflict between rival tribes in recent years. Massacres have left tens of thousands dead. It is this fighting that led U.S. authorities to take the unprecedented step of naming Congo in section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation act, which says U.S.-listed companies that source gold, tungsten, tantalum and tin from Congo or its neighbours must assure the U.S. stock exchange regulator that their business is not helping fund conflict. Picture taken February 16, 2009. To match Feature GOLD-CONFLICT/ REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT SOCIETY) 
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178T 
April 25, 2012 
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in... 
KOIDU, Sierra Leone 
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in... 
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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SUDAN-GOLD/
RTR2RYYA 
September 29, 2011 
A worker is pictured next to a conveyor belt at the Ariab mine September 28, 2011. The Ariab mine in... 
Ariab, Sudan 
A worker is pictured next to a conveyor belt at the Ariab mine 
A worker is pictured next to a conveyor belt at the Ariab mine September 28, 2011. The Ariab mine in east Sudan's Red Sea state, the country's largest single gold mining operation, is run by a partnership between Sudan's government and Canada's La Mancha. Sudan plans to more than double its gold output in two years partly to help make up for a possible fall in oil revenues after the independence of its crude-oil producing south in July, Sudan's Minerals Minister Abdelbagi Gailani Ahmed said in April. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
SUDAN-GOLD/
RTR2RYY4 
September 29, 2011 
Heavy machinery is pictured in a quarry at the Ariab mine September 28, 2011. The Ariab mine in east... 
Ariab, Sudan 
Heavy machinery is pictured in a quarry at the Ariab mine 
Heavy machinery is pictured in a quarry at the Ariab mine September 28, 2011. The Ariab mine in east Sudan's Red Sea state, the country's largest single gold mining operation, is run by a partnership between Sudan's government and Canada's La Mancha. Sudan plans to more than double its gold output in two years partly to help make up for a possible fall in oil revenues after the independence of its crude-oil producing south in July, Sudan's Minerals Minister Abdelbagi Gailani Ahmed said in April. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
SUDAN-GOLD/
RTR2RYXV 
September 29, 2011 
A general view shows a quarry at the Ariab mine September 28, 2011. The Ariab mine in east Sudan's Red... 
Ariab, Sudan 
A general view shows a quarry at the Ariab mine 
A general view shows a quarry at the Ariab mine September 28, 2011. The Ariab mine in east Sudan's Red Sea state, the country's largest single gold mining operation, is run by a partnership between Sudan's government and Canada's La Mancha. Sudan plans to more than double its gold output in two years partly to help make up for a possible fall in oil revenues after the independence of its crude-oil producing south in July, Sudan's Minerals Minister Abdelbagi Gailani Ahmed said in April. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) 
Society
Society 
Panning for Gold in Mozambique - 17 Sep 2010 
19 PICTURES 
MOZAMBIQUE/
RTR2IGHE 
September 17, 2010 
A muddied prospector pans for gold in Manica Province, near the Zimbabwe border, September 17, 2010.... 
MANICA, Mozambique 
A muddied prospector pans for gold in Manica Province 
A muddied prospector pans for gold in Manica Province, near the Zimbabwe border, September 17, 2010. Hundreds of miners work in individual claims rented from local landowners.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (MOZAMBIQUE - Tags: SOCIETY) 
BURKINA FASO/
RTXCP4X 
March 12, 2009 
A shovel scoops up earth from one of two active pits at the Taparko-Bouroum gold mine site in northern... 
TAPARKO-BOUROUM, Burkina Faso 
A shovel scoops up earth from one of two active pits at the Taparko-Bouroum gold mine site in northern... 
A shovel scoops up earth from one of two active pits at the Taparko-Bouroum gold mine site in northern Burkina Faso March 11, 2009. Toronto Stock Exchange-listed High River Gold Mines Ltd holds 90% of SOMITA SA, the operator of the mine, and the Government of Burkina Faso the remaining 10%. The company is targeting 76,806 oz of gold for 2009, an improvement on 33,000 oz produced in 2008. Picture taken March 11, 2009. REUTERS/Katrina Manson (BURKINA FASO ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) 
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBZTQ 
February 23, 2009 
A gold miner inspects a rock while digging a pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the... 
KOBU 
A gold miner inspects a rock while digging a pit in northeastern Congo 
A gold miner inspects a rock while digging a pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in northeastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) 
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBZTO 
February 23, 2009 
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession... 
KOBU 
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit in northeastern Congo 
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) 
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBZTJ 
February 23, 2009 
A gold miner catches an empty pan thrown down a human chain while digging a pit at the Chudja mine in... 
KOBU 
A gold miner cathes an empty pan thrown down while digging a pit in northeastern Congo 
A gold miner catches an empty pan thrown down a human chain while digging a pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) 
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBZTC 
February 23, 2009 
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession... 
KOBU 
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit in northeastern Congo 
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) 
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