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Diamonds
Diamonds
MOZAMBIQUE/
RTXSF5P
September 18, 2010
An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe,...
MANICA, Mozambique
An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica
An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe, September 19, 2010. World Diamond Council president Eli Izhakoff said recently the flow of illicit diamonds was now less than 0.2 percent of global volumes. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (MOZAMBIQUE - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS)
HONGKONG/
RTR31RDI
May 07, 2012
The "Martian Pink", a 12.04-carat Fancy Intense pink (Type IIa) diamond, is shown during a media preview...
Hong Kong, China
The "Martian Pink", 12.04-carat Fancy Intense pink diamond, is shown during media preview at Christie's,...
The "Martian Pink", a 12.04-carat Fancy Intense pink (Type IIa) diamond, is shown during a media preview at Christie's, in Hong Kong May 8, 2012. According to the company, the diamond is worth an estimated value of $8 to $12 million and will be sold at the auction on May 29 in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION SOCIETY WEALTH BUSINESS)
SWITZERLAND/
RTR31I8N
May 02, 2012
An employee of Sotheby's auctioneers displays the Beau Sancy diamond during a media preview in Zurich...
Zurich, Switzerland
An employee of Sotheby's auctioneers displays the Beau Sancy diamond during a media preview in Zurich...
An employee of Sotheby's auctioneers displays the Beau Sancy diamond during a media preview in Zurich May 2, 2012. The historic 34.98 carat diamond, which has an estimate of $2-4million, was owned by several during the last 400 years and will be offered in a Sotheby's auction of jewels in Geneva on May 15. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA DIAMONDS
RTX7UX7
July 11, 2008
An employee at a diamond merchant's workshop inspects diamonds while grading them in Mumbai April 30,...
Mumbai, India
To match feature INDIA-DIAMONDS
An employee at a diamond merchant's workshop inspects diamonds while grading them in Mumbai April 30, 2008. Mumbai's diamond traders are moving to a new exchange where they hope to rival Belgium's Antwerp as the world's diamond trading capital. To match feature INDIA-DIAMONDS REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
BOTSWANA DIAMONDS
RTR9AIS
August 26, 2004
Rough diamonds during their sorting process are seen at the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company in Gaborone....
Gaborone, Botswana
Rough diamonds during their sorting process are seen at the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company in ...
Rough diamonds during their sorting process are seen at the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company in Gaborone. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE Rough diamonds during their sorting process are seen at the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company in Gaborone August 26, 2004. Botswana's diamond output has been hit by a strike this week at miner Debswana, but the nation's production target of up to 30 million carats a year can still be achieved, a government minister said on Thursday. REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya
SWITZERLAND/
RTXEPJZ
May 03, 2009
A Christie's employee wears a sapphire (33.23 carats) and diamond ring by Repossi (C), a 30.52 carat...
Geneva, Switzerland
A Christie's employee wears a sapphire and diamond ring, a 30.52 carat diamond ring and a Fancy Intense...
A Christie's employee wears a sapphire (33.23 carats) and diamond ring by Repossi (C), a 30.52 carat diamond ring (D colour, Flawless) (L) and a Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring (57.02 carats) during an auction preview in Geneva May 4, 2009. The rings will be on sale May 11 in Geneva and are expected to reach between $ 220,000 and $ 270,000 $ 2,500,000 and $ 3,000,000, $ 970,000 and $ 1,150,000. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN
RTX46H7
November 29, 2007
A model wears a diamond necklace by Cartier, estimated at £200,000 - 250,000 ($412,777 - 515,923), which...
London, United Kingdom
A model wears a diamond necklace by Cartier which formed part of the collection owned by Anne Moen Bullitt...
A model wears a diamond necklace by Cartier, estimated at £200,000 - 250,000 ($412,777 - 515,923), which formed part of the collection owned by Anne Moen Bullitt and will be sold in December's Fine Jewellery & Iconic Jewels from the 20th Century sale, at Bonhams auctioneers in London November 29, 2007. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN)
USA/
RTXRH0M
December 04, 2009
A necklace featuring the Evening Star, a 39 carat, D colour Golconda diamond, estimated to sell for between...
New York, UNITED STATES
A necklace featuring the Evening Star sits in a display case in New York
A necklace featuring the Evening Star, a 39 carat, D colour Golconda diamond, estimated to sell for between $3.6 and $5.5 million, sits in a display case in New York, December 4, 2009. The Evening Star is the highlight of Christie's Magnificent Jewels from a Distinguished Private Collector auction which will be held on December 10. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (UNITED STATES SOCIETY)
MINERALS ISRAEL DIAMONDS
RTR5BWS
June 15, 2000
The President of the Israel Diamond Exchange Shmuel Schnitzer looks at an eleven karat South African...
Tel Aviv
PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL DIAMOND EXCHANGE LOOKS AT ELEVEN KARAT DIAMOND IN TEL AVIV.
The President of the Israel Diamond Exchange Shmuel Schnitzer looks at an eleven karat South African diamond in Tel Aviv June 15. The board of directors of the exchange said earlier this week that it would revoke the membership of any diamantaire who knowingly trades in diamonds originating with rebels in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo. The move comes as international attention focuses on the role of diamonds in financing wars in Africa. Israel expects it net exports if polished diamonds to reach between five to six billion US dollars this year.

NB/ME
PETRADIAMONDS-CULLINAN/
RTR23QKN
January 22, 2009
A visitor holds a 17 carat diamond at a Petra Diamonds mine in Cullinan, outside Pretoria, January 22,...
Johannesburg, South Africa
A visitor holds a 17 carat diamond at a Petra Diamonds mine in Cullinan
A visitor holds a 17 carat diamond at a Petra Diamonds mine in Cullinan, outside Pretoria, January 22, 2009. London-listed Petra Diamonds said it expected a difficult operating environment going into 2009 and that it saw conditions improving by the end of 2010. The mine is renowned for producing the Cullinan, the largest ever gem diamond and is the world's main source of pricy blue diamonds. Petra Diamonds took over the mine in July 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)
BRITAIN
RTR4FP0
October 06, 2003
A staff member lifts the largest D colour internally flawless diamond ever
to appear at auction from...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
A D COLOUR DIAMOND IS DISPLAYED AT SOTHEBY'S IN LONDON.
A staff member lifts the largest D colour internally flawless diamond ever
to appear at auction from its display box at Sotheby's auction house in
London, October 7, 2003. The diamond weighs 103.83 carats and is expected to
fetch between five and six million pounds ($8-10 million) when auctioned in
Geneva on November 20. REUTERS/Toby Melville

ASA/WS
BRITAIN/
RTXTTG0
October 25, 2010
An employee poses with a 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond at Sotheby's in London October 25, 2010....
London, United Kingdom
An employee poses with a 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond at Sotheby's in London
An employee poses with a 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond at Sotheby's in London October 25, 2010. The diamond, mounted as a ring, is estimated to fetch up to $38 million when it is auctioned by Sotheby's as part of its Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva on November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
BRITAIN/
RTR2IEHZ
September 16, 2010
Sotheby's employee Marta models an extremely rare Van Cleef and Arpels 6.43 carat vivid pink diamond...
London, United Kingdom
Sotheby's employee Marta models an extremely rare Van Cleef and Arpels 6.43 carat vivid pink diamond...
Sotheby's employee Marta models an extremely rare Van Cleef and Arpels 6.43 carat vivid pink diamond ring and a pair of yellow diamond earrings at the auction house in central London September 16, 2010. The ring has an estimate of $ U.S. 6-7 million and the earrings $3-3.8 million and form some of the highlights of the Sotheby's jewellery sale in Hong Kong on October 6. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
BRITAIN/
RTR2IEI2
September 15, 2010
Sotheby's employee Marta models an extremely rare Van Cleef and Arpels 6.43 carat vivid pink diamond...
London, United Kingdom
Sotheby's employee Marta models an extremely rare Van Cleef and Arpels 6.43 carat vivid pink diamond...
Sotheby's employee Marta models an extremely rare Van Cleef and Arpels 6.43 carat vivid pink diamond ring at the auction house in central London September 16, 2010. The ring has an estimate of $ U.S. 6-7 million and forms one of the highlights of the Sotheby's jewellery sale in Hong Kong on October 6. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
RTXCIZR
March 09, 2009
A diamond is displayed at the certification level of the World Diamond Centre in Antwerp February 5,...
Antwerp, Belgium
To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
A diamond is displayed at the certification level of the World Diamond Centre in Antwerp February 5, 2009. It wouldn't be fitting to mount a barrage of "sale" and "special offer" signs in the windows of jewellers crowded into Antwerp's diamond square mile. But traders, cutters and retailers say business is terrible. Just a handful of diamonds can be worth a fortune, so the diamond industry -- centred since the 16th century on the Belgian port city of Antwerp -- has for years depended on debt. Now plunging demand, falling prices and lender reticence have left it looking uncomfortably overdrawn. To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/ REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)
BUSINESS SOCIETY)
BRITAIN
RTRIRDH
May 04, 2004
A model wears a Cartier diamond and pearl bandeau, estimated to sell for $150,000 - $200,000, beneath...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DORIS DUKE JEWELLERY COLLECTION ON DISPLAY AT CHRISTIE'S IN LONDON.
A model wears a Cartier diamond and pearl bandeau, estimated to sell for $150,000 - $200,000, beneath a Cartier pendant necklace, estimated to sell for $800,000 - $1,200,000, both owned by billionaire U.S. heiress Doris Duke, at Christie's auctioneers in London, May 4, 2004. An auction of Duke's jewellery is due to take place in New York on June 2, 2004. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid PKM/ASA/WS
FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
RTXCIZJ
March 09, 2009
A jewel made with diamonds is inspected in a shop in Antwerp February 5, 2009. It wouldn't be fitting...
Antwerp, Belgium
To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
A jewel made with diamonds is inspected in a shop in Antwerp February 5, 2009. It wouldn't be fitting to mount a barrage of "sale" and "special offer" signs in the windows of jewellers crowded into Antwerp's diamond square mile. But traders, cutters and retailers say business is terrible. Just a handful of diamonds can be worth a fortune, so the diamond industry -- centred since the 16th century on the Belgian port city of Antwerp -- has for years depended on debt. Now plunging demand, falling prices and lender reticence have left it looking uncomfortably overdrawn. To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/ REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)
BUSINESS SOCIETY)
USA/
RTXRGP0
December 04, 2009
A Sotheby's employee holds a 30.48 carat, D colour, Internally and Externally Flawless Type IIA diamond...
New York, UNITED STATES
A Sotheby's employee holds a 30.48 carat, D colour, Internally and Externally Flawless Type IIA diamond...
A Sotheby's employee holds a 30.48 carat, D colour, Internally and Externally Flawless Type IIA diamond in New York December 4, 2009. The diamond, estimated to sell for between $3.3 and $3.8-million, will be auctioned during Sotheby's New York sale of Magnificent Jewels on December 9. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (UNITED STATES SOCIETY)
BELGIUM/
RTXA2ZH
October 30, 2008
A 8,560 euros diamond ring is displayed before the opening of the Grand Luxe exhibition in Brussels,...
Brussels, Belgium
A 8,560 euros diamond ring is displayed before opening of Grand Luxe exhibition in Brussels
A 8,560 euros diamond ring is displayed before the opening of the Grand Luxe exhibition in Brussels, October 30, 2008. The exhibition gathers high luxury items including cars and jewellery and focuses on gastronomy, art and fashion. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM)
SPORT-GOLF/CZECH
RTR26AXD
August 01, 2009
A diamond encrusted golf ball is put on display prior to the Moravia Silesia Open golf tournament in...
CELADNA, Czech Republic
A diamond encrusted golf ball is put on display prior to the Moravia Silesia Open golf tournament in...
A diamond encrusted golf ball is put on display prior to the Moravia Silesia Open golf tournament in Celadna August 1, 2009. Tournament sponsor ALO Diamonds created the ball with white gold and 409 diamonds totalling some 54.3 carats. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC SPORT GOLF SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-DIAMONDS/
RTXPYNA
October 23, 2009
An employee checks diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen October 19, 2009....
Hong Kong, China
An employee checks diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen
An employee checks diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen October 19, 2009. Diamonds may have lost their lustre for many in the economic downturn, but China's legions of wealthy, status-conscious customers are helping the precious gem trade glow again. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
RTXCIZY
March 09, 2009
Diamonds are displayed at the certification level of the World Diamond Centre in Antwerp February 5,...
Antwerp, Belgium
To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
Diamonds are displayed at the certification level of the World Diamond Centre in Antwerp February 5, 2009. It wouldn't be fitting to mount a barrage of "sale" and "special offer" signs in the windows of jewellers crowded into Antwerp's diamond square mile. But traders, cutters and retailers say business is terrible. Just a handful of diamonds can be worth a fortune, so the diamond industry -- centred since the 16th century on the Belgian port city of Antwerp -- has for years depended on debt. Now plunging demand, falling prices and lender reticence have left it looking uncomfortably overdrawn. To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/ REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)
BUSINESS SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTXSKFW
September 23, 2010
A diamond Cartier bracelet from 1935 formerly belonging to the Duchess of Windsor is displayed at Sotheby's...
London, United Kingdom
A diamond Cartier bracelet from 1935 formerly belonging to the Duchess of Windsor is displayed at Sotheby's...
A diamond Cartier bracelet from 1935 formerly belonging to the Duchess of Windsor is displayed at Sotheby's in London September 23, 2010. The bracelet which will be auctioned in London on November 30 is estimated to sell for £350,000-£450-000 (US $550,000-$700,000) REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTR2TS51
November 09, 2011
A model poses with the Sun-Drop diamond during a media preview in Geneva, November 9, 2011. The 110.03...
Geneva, Switzerland
A model poses with the Sun-Drop diamond during a media preview in Geneva
A model poses with the Sun-Drop diamond during a media preview in Geneva, November 9, 2011. The 110.03 carats diamond has been graded Fancy Vivid Yellow, the highest color grading for a yellow diamond. The diamond will be sold in auction at Sotheby's Geneva on November 15 and expected to fetch US$11-15 million. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXQOLI
November 13, 2009
A model displays a 62.3 carat D colour, flawless, pear-shaped diamond during an auction preview at Christie's...
Geneva, Switzerland
A model displays a 62.3 carad D colour, flawless, pear-shaped diamond during an auction preview at Christie's...
A model displays a 62.3 carat D colour, flawless, pear-shaped diamond during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva November 13, 2009. The estimate price for the auction of the 18 November in Geneva was not available from Christie's. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
QATAR/
RTR2IVSQ
February 20, 2011
A man holds "The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse" on displayed at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition,...
Doha, Qatar
A man holds "The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse" on displayed at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition...
A man holds "The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse" on displayed at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, February 20, 2011. The handbag incorporates 18 kt gold, 4,517 diamonds, weighs 381.92 carats and is valued at $3.8 million - setting the world record for the most expensive handbag, according the Guinness World Records. REUTERS/Fadi Al-assaad (QATAR - Tags: SOCIETY)
CHINA-DIAMONDS/
RTXPYN8
October 24, 2009
An employee works with diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen October 19,...
Hong Kong, China
An employee works with diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen
An employee works with diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen October 19, 2009. Diamonds may have lost their lustre for many in the economic downturn, but China's legions of wealthy, status-conscious customers are helping the precious gem trade glow again. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
CHINA-DIAMONDS/
RTXPYN6
October 24, 2009
An employee works with diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen October 19,...
Hong Kong, China
An employee works with diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen
An employee works with diamonds at a jewellery factory in China's southern city of Shenzhen October 19, 2009. Diamonds may have lost their lustre for many in the economic downturn, but China's legions of wealthy, status-conscious customers are helping the precious gem trade glow again. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
RTXCIZV
March 09, 2009
A diamond is polished at a workshop in Antwerp February 5, 2009. It wouldn't be fitting to mount a barrage...
Antwerp, Belgium
To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/
A diamond is polished at a workshop in Antwerp February 5, 2009. It wouldn't be fitting to mount a barrage of "sale" and "special offer" signs in the windows of jewellers crowded into Antwerp's diamond square mile. But traders, cutters and retailers say business is terrible. Just a handful of diamonds can be worth a fortune, so the diamond industry -- centred since the 16th century on the Belgian port city of Antwerp -- has for years depended on debt. Now plunging demand, falling prices and lender reticence have left it looking uncomfortably overdrawn. To match feature FINANCIAL-DIAMONDS/ REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)
BUSINESS SOCIETY)
INDIA-DIAMONDS/
RTXCIZ9
March 09, 2009
Employees work at a diamond cutting and polishing factory in the Surat in the western Indian state of...
Surat, India
To match feature INDIA-DIAMONDS/
Employees work at a diamond cutting and polishing factory in the Surat in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 3, 2009. Hundreds of factories shut down in India's diamond hub, as demand for the gems dipped in the United States and Western Europe, leaving more than 100,000 workers without jobs. The woes of Surat reflect a wider downturn for India's export sector, which accounts for a fifth of Asia's third largest economy. Exports have fallen four months in a row and the latest data available shows a slide of 16 percent in January. To match feature INDIA-DIAMONDS/ REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA BUSINESS)
LEONE-DIAMONDS/
RTR1W89A
January 24, 2008
Mustapha Kamara, 46, washes muddy gravel in the hope of finding diamonds in Sierra Leone's eastern town...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Mustapha Kamara washes muddy gravel in the hope of finding diamonds in Sierra Leone's eastern town of...
Mustapha Kamara, 46, washes muddy gravel in the hope of finding diamonds in Sierra Leone's eastern town of Koidu January 22, 2008. The battle for Sierra Leone's eastern diamond fields fuelled its 11-year civil war, but now the muddy pits are being returned to farming under a scheme funded by U.S. luxury jewellers Tiffany & Co. Picture taken January 22, 2008. REUTERS/Katrina Manson (SIERRA LEONE)
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, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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
RTXBZSY
February 23, 2009
A gold miner scoops mud while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near...
KOBU, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Gold miner scoops mud while digging an open pit in northeastern Congo
A gold miner scoops mud 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
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, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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)
LEONE
RTR48KN
May 15, 2000
Labourers work on a diamond open cast mine near Kpetewama, some 200 kilometres south of the capital,...
Kpetewama, Sierra Leone
DIAMOND MINERS WORK AT A SITE NEAR KPETEWAMA.
Labourers work on a diamond open cast mine near Kpetewama, some 200 kilometres south of the capital, May 15. The labourers working close to front line fighting between government backed forces and rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) fighters say they have not found a diamond in over a year. The United Nations accuses rebel leader Foday Sankoh's forces (RUF) - which controls the country's diamond-producing areas - of attacking peacekeepers and of holding up to 500 of its soldiers and support staff hostage inland.

DJM/FMS
LEONE
RTR48HE
May 15, 2000
A labourer, working on a diamond open cast mine near Kpetewama, some 200 kilometres south of the capital,...
Kpetewama, Sierra Leone
A DIAMOND MINER SHIFTS WATER AT A SITE NEAR KPETEWAMA IN SIERRA LEONE.
A labourer, working on a diamond open cast mine near Kpetewama, some 200 kilometres south of the capital, shifts water May 15. The labourers working close to front line fighting between government backed forces and rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) fighters, say they have not found a diamond in over a year. The United Nations accuses rebel leader Foday Sankoh's forces (RUF) - which controls the country's diamond-producing areas - of attacking peacekeepers and of holding up to 500 of its soldiers and support staff hostage inland.

DJM/FMS
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBZT2
February 23, 2009
Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again,...
KOBU, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit in northeastern Congo
Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, 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
RTXBZTX
February 23, 2009
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession...
KOBU, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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)
CAR/
RTX4IG9
December 08, 2007
A villager holds some diamonds dug out from a mine outside the village of Sam Ouandja, northeast of the...
SAM OUANDJA, Central African Republic
A villager holds some diamonds dug out from a mine outside the village of Sam Ouandja
A villager holds some diamonds dug out from a mine outside the village of Sam Ouandja, northeast of the Central African Republic, December 6, 2007. A year of rebellion in the northeast of the Central African Republic has stopped diamond buyers coming to the village, which is now hosting several thousand Sudanese refugees. Picture taken December 6, 2007. REUTERS/David Lewis (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC)
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