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Making a Living with Manual Oil Drilling - 30 Oct 2013
Images from an impoverished township in Minhla, Myanmar where locals find ways to supplement their income by manually extracting crude oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods.
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October 30, 2013
Ko Min, 26 manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township...
MINHLA, Myanmar
Ko Min, 26 manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township...
Ko Min, 26 manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. Everyday Ko Min makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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RTX14TEQ
October 30, 2013
A man operates basic machinery to extract crude oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A man operates basic machinery to extract crude oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
A man operates basic machinery to extract crude oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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RTX14TF6
October 30, 2013
A man operates basic machinery to extract oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A man operates basic machinery to extract oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
A man operates basic machinery to extract oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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RTX14TF2
October 30, 2013
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township...
MINHLA, Myanmar
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township...
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. Everyday, Ko Min makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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October 30, 2013
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township...
MINHLA, Myanmar
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township...
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. Everyday, Ko Min makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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October 30, 2013
Ko Min, 26, receives money after selling crude oil extracted from one of three 300 feet deep wells he...
MINHLA, Myanmar
Ko Min, 26, receives money after selling crude oil extracted from one of three 300 feet deep wells he...
Ko Min, 26, receives money after selling crude oil extracted from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. Everyday Ko Min, makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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October 30, 2013
A woman (L) manually extracts oil from a small well as girls chat at an oil field in the Minhla township...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A woman manually extracts oil from a small well as girls chat at an oil field in the Minhla township...
A woman (L) manually extracts oil from a small well as girls chat at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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RTX14TDW
October 30, 2013
People wait to sell their crude oil to buyers at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
MINHLA, Myanmar
People wait to sell their crude oil to buyers at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
People wait to sell their crude oil to buyers at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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October 30, 2013
A man reads a book and listens to music as he operates primitive machinery to extract crude oil in the...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A man reads a book and listens to music as he operates primitive machinery to extract crude oil in the...
A man reads a book and listens to music as he operates primitive machinery to extract crude oil in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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October 30, 2013
A woman walks through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27,...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A woman walks through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district
A woman walks through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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October 30, 2013
A woman carries a canister of clean water through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A woman carries a canister of clean water through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the...
A woman carries a canister of clean water through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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RTX14TEB
October 30, 2013
A baby is fed plain rice at a family tent at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
MINHLA, Myanmar
A baby is fed plain rice at a family tent at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district...
A baby is fed plain rice at a family tent at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources, such as the Minhla township, traditionally rich with oil, often using primitive and dangerous methods. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)
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