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Egyptian Quarrymen - 18 Jun 2015
In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them – plan to strike next month amid complaints of salaries between $10 and $16 a day, scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite men having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. The number of workers in Egypt’s limestone quarries is hard to assess, NGOs say, as unlicensed sites employ thousands illegally, including children under the age of 15. With double-digit unemployment, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising.
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RTX1H26A
June 18, 2015
Quarry workers wait for trucks to transport them to work before dawn in Shurafa village to work in the...
MINYA, Egypt
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Quarry workers wait for trucks to transport them to work before dawn in Shurafa village to work in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H26R
June 18, 2015
Quarry workers wait as dawn breaks in Shurafa village for trucks to transport them to work in the desert...
MINYA, Egypt
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Quarry workers wait as dawn breaks in Shurafa village for trucks to transport them to work in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H26P
June 18, 2015
Quarry workers sit at dawn in a pick-up truck ready to be transported to work at the quarry in the desert...
MINYA, Egypt
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Quarry workers sit at dawn in a pick-up truck ready to be transported to work at the quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh??PICTURE 3 OF 29 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "EGYPTIAN QUARRYMEN". SEARCH "LIMESTONE AMR" FOR ALL IMAGES?
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RTX1H289
June 18, 2015
A worker holds a spare rotor blade in a storage room at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate,...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker holds a spare rotor blade in a storage room at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H284
June 18, 2015
A worker uses a machine with a rotor blade to cut limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate,...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker uses a machine with a rotor blade to cut limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H282
June 18, 2015
A worker walks nearby a rotor blade used to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker walks nearby a rotor blade used to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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RTX1H28A
June 18, 2015
The sun rises as workers uses a rotor blade to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya...
MINYA, Egypt
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The sun rises as workers uses a rotor blade to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H29L
June 18, 2015
A worker watches the sun rise at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker watches the sun rise at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H28C
June 18, 2015
The sun rises while workers use rotor blades to cut limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate,...
MINYA, Egypt
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The sun rises while workers use rotor blades to cut limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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RTX1H2A2
June 18, 2015
Workers extract limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28,...
MINYA, Egypt
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Workers extract limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2AA
June 18, 2015
Workers rest momentarily at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28,...
MINYA, Egypt
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Workers rest momentarily at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2A7
June 18, 2015
Fuel is spilled on the ground as a worker uses a machine with a rotor blade to cut through limestone...
MINYA, Egypt
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Fuel is spilled on the ground as a worker uses a machine with a rotor blade to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2BT
June 18, 2015
A worker masks his face to protect himself from the dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker masks his face to protect himself from the dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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RTX1H2BQ
June 18, 2015
Limestone bricks are laid out at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May...
MINYA, Egypt
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Limestone bricks are laid out at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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RTX1H2BM
June 18, 2015
A worker walks near bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker walks near bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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RTX1H2BJ
June 18, 2015
A worker walks across bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May...
MINYA, Egypt
Wider Image: Egyptian Quarrymen
A worker walks across bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2B2
June 18, 2015
A worker masks his face from the dust while using a rotor blade at a limestone quarry in the desert of...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker masks his face from the dust while using a rotor blade at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2BG
June 18, 2015
A worker stacks bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28,...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker stacks bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2B9
June 18, 2015
A masked worker covers his face from the dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate,...
MINYA, Egypt
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A masked worker covers his face from the dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh??PICTURE 27 OF 29 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "EGYPTIAN QUARRYMEN". SEARCH "LIMESTONE AMR" FOR ALL IMAGES?
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RTX1H2B7
June 18, 2015
A worker loads a truck in a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28,...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker loads a truck in a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere.

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RTX1H2B4
June 18, 2015
Limestone dust coats the face of a worker during his shift at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate,...
MINYA, Egypt
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Limestone dust coats the face of a worker during his shift at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2B1
June 18, 2015
A masked worker covers his face from dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south...
MINYA, Egypt
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A masked worker covers his face from dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2AY
June 18, 2015
A worker drinks water during his shift at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo,...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker drinks water during his shift at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2AV
June 18, 2015
A worker masks his face from dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of...
MINYA, Egypt
Wider Image: Egyptian Quarrymen
A worker masks his face from dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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RTX1H2AT
June 18, 2015
A worker is surrounded by a dust cloud while using a rotor blade to cut through limestone at a quarry...
MINYA, Egypt
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A worker is surrounded by a dust cloud while using a rotor blade to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere.
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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June 18, 2015
A worker drinks water at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015....
MINYA, Egypt
Wider Image: Egyptian Quarrymen
A worker drinks water at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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June 18, 2015
A worker uses a machine with rotor blades to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya...
MINYA, Egypt
Wider Image: Egyptian Quarrymen
A worker uses a machine with rotor blades to cut through limestone at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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June 18, 2015
A worker smiles as he poses during his shift at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of...
MINYA, Egypt
Wider Image: Egyptian Quarrymen
A worker smiles as he poses during his shift at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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June 18, 2015
A masked worker protects his face from the dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate,...
MINYA, Egypt
Wider Image: Egyptian Quarrymen
A masked worker protects his face from the dust at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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