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Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
When the roof of a coal mine collapsed in the Georgian town of Tkibuli in July, killing four miners and injuring six, the small town was plunged into grief - and not for the first time.
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December 05, 2018
Miner David Kublashvili, 38, waits to enter the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli,...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miner David Kublashvili, 38, waits to enter the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 05, 2018
Lizi, 8, mourns at the casket of her grandfather Mikheil Gamezardashvili, 55, a miner who died during...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Lizi, 8, mourns at the casket of her grandfather Mikheil Gamezardashvili, 55, a miner who died during an accident at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Miners work at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, May 20, 2010....
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miners work at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili/File photo SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 05, 2018
Miner David Tsnobiladze, 20, rests in a changing room at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miner David Tsnobiladze, 20, rests in a changing room at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. David has worked at the mine for two years. His father has worked at the mine for 20 years and his grandfather worked there for 34 years. "I always wanted to work at the mine ... It's a difficult job, but interesting as I learn something new every day," said Tsnobiladze. He admits that many other young residents of Tkibuli don't share his attitude. "Many of my peers are unemployed, but still don't want to work at the mine as are either afraid or lazy." REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Miner David Tsnobiladze, 20, walks after his shift at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miner David Tsnobiladze, 20, walks after his shift at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. David has worked at the mine for two years. His father has worked at the mine for 20 years and his grandfather worked there for 34 years. Tsnobiladzes believe the mine is the main part of the town. "It is the spine. Without the mine, the town would not exist," he said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A Soviet-era apartment building is seen in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A Soviet-era apartment building is seen in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Girls attend a dance class in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Girls attend a dance class in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A miner walks to enter the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A miner walks to enter the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Miner Gocha Gabunia, 34, waits in a train before entering the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miner Gocha Gabunia, 34, waits in a train before entering the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. Gocha has worked at the mine for 15 years. "If there was a chance to find another job in this city, nobody would work at the mine," he said. "Once I was buried alive in a mine and was saved 30 minutes later." REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Retired miner Guram Gamezardashvili, 54, who got injured in a mine, stands at a grave of his son Pavle...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Retired miner Guram Gamezardashvili, 54, who got injured in a mine, stands at a grave of his son Pavle who died during an accident at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 7, 2018. Guram got injured in the mine in 2010 and retired. His son Pavle died in the mine earlier this year. "There isn't any other job in the town that's why we all work at the mine. We need more attention from the government, the safety rules must be tightened. The closing of the mine is not a solution, so many people will starve in that case," he said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A woman holds a baby on a street in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A woman holds a baby on a street in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 05, 2018
A car is parked on a street, outside a shop in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A car is parked on a street, outside a shop in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A Soviet-era apartment building is seen in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A Soviet-era apartment building is seen in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Theatre staff prepare for a movie screening in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Theatre staff prepare for a movie screening in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Miners work at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, May 20, 2010....
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miners work at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili/File photo SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Miners change their clothes after work in a changing room at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miners change their clothes after work in a changing room at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A miner carries a gas detector at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia,...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A miner carries a gas detector at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GEORGIA-TKIBULI/MINING
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December 05, 2018
A train carries miners into the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia,...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A train carries miners into the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Miners wait in a train before entering the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli,...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Miners wait in a train before entering the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Retired miner Guram Gamezardashvili, 54, attends a funeral of his cousin Mikheil Gamezardashvili, a 55,...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Retired miner Guram Gamezardashvili, 54, attends a funeral of his cousin Mikheil Gamezardashvili, a 55, a miner who died during an accident at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. Guram got injured in the mine in 2010 and retired. His son Pavle died in the mine earlier this year. "There isn't any other job in the town that's why we all work at the mine. We need more attention from the government, the safety rules must be tightened. The closing of the mine is not a solution, so many people will starve in that case," he said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
People mourn during a funeral of miners who died during an accident at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
People mourn during a funeral of miners who died during an accident at the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company, at a church in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 21, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Men drink wine in memory of miners who died during accidents at Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Men drink wine in memory of miners who died during accidents at Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company, at a cemetery in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 7, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Men play backgammon on a street in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Men play backgammon on a street in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A woman uses ATM at the entrance of the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli,...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A woman uses ATM at the entrance of the Mindeli mine of Saknakhshiri coal mining company in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A man exercises in the morning at a stadium in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 21, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A man exercises in the morning at a stadium in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 21, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Kung fu coach Oleg Panchulidze trains a boy in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Kung fu coach Oleg Panchulidze trains a boy in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
A boy exercises at a gym in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
A boy exercises at a gym in Tkibuli, Georgia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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December 05, 2018
Youth swim in a swimming pool in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH...
TKIBULI, Georgia
The Wider Image: Georgian mining town offers little alternative to deadly job
Youth swim in a swimming pool in Tkibuli, Georgia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "GEORGIA MINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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