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Journey Across Mauritania - 31 Jul 2014
SNIM mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location which nevertheless attracts people from all over the country looking for work. SNIM employees proudly call their firm the lung of their nation's economy and the train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches some two kilometres, making it one of the world's longest.
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RB6
July 31, 2014
A truck drives along a road at the TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate June 23, 2014. Mauritania's SNIM iron...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A truck drives along a road at the TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate
A truck drives along a road at the TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate June 23, 2014. Mauritania's SNIM iron ore mining company aims to produce 13 million tonnes in 2014, around the same level as last year, the majority state-owned firm said. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RBB
July 31, 2014
A SNIM truck driver walks in front of trucks at the TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate June 23, 2014. SNIM...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A SNIM truck driver walks in front of trucks at the TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate
A SNIM truck driver walks in front of trucks at the TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate June 23, 2014. SNIM mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location which nevertheless attracts people from all over the country looking for work. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RBE
July 31, 2014
A machine which breaks down iron ore is seen at the SNIM TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate June 23, 2014....
Zouerate, Mauritania
A machine which breaks down iron ore is seen at the SNIM TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate
A machine which breaks down iron ore is seen at the SNIM TO-14 iron ore mine in Zouerate June 23, 2014. SNIM employees proudly call their firm the lung of their nation's economy and the train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches some two kilometres, making it one of the world's longest. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RBG
July 31, 2014
The Guelb mine site is seen in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Zouerate, Mauritania
The Guelb mine site is seen in Zouerate
The Guelb mine site is seen in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RBK
July 31, 2014
A SNIM freight train moves to collect iron ore at the Guelb mine site in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A SNIM freight train moves to collect iron ore at the Guelb mine site in Zouerate
A SNIM freight train moves to collect iron ore at the Guelb mine site in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RBM
July 31, 2014
A SNIM worker oversees the transfer of iron ore to train cars at the Guelb mine site in Zouerate June...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A SNIM worker oversees the transfer of iron ore to train cars at the Guelb mine site in Zouerate
A SNIM worker oversees the transfer of iron ore to train cars at the Guelb mine site in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RC4
July 31, 2014
A man climbs down from a rooftop in the iron ore mining town of Zouerate June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A man climbs down from a rooftop in the iron ore mining town of Zouerate
A man climbs down from a rooftop in the iron ore mining town of Zouerate June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RC5
July 31, 2014
A woman walks in front of houses for SNIM workers in the iron ore mining town of Zouerate June 23, 2014....
Zouerate, Mauritania
A woman walks in front of houses for SNIM workers in the iron ore mining town of Zouerate
A woman walks in front of houses for SNIM workers in the iron ore mining town of Zouerate June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RC8
July 31, 2014
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast,...
Zouerate, Mauritania
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast,...
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast, in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RCO
July 31, 2014
Passengers take a break while travelling on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Passengers take a break while travelling on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the...
Passengers take a break while travelling on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the desert outside Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RCR
July 31, 2014
A Chinese businessman looks out the window while on board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A Chinese businessman looks out the window while on board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers...
A Chinese businessman looks out the window while on board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the desert outside Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RCS
July 31, 2014
Youths stand on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe...
Zouerate, Mauritania
Youths stand on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers in Zouerate
Youths stand on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers in Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RD4
July 31, 2014
A SNIM train officer drinks water on a train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Zouerate June...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A SNIM train officer drinks water on a train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Zouerate
A SNIM train officer drinks water on a train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDC
July 31, 2014
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast,...
CHOUM, Mauritania
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast,...
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast, in Choum June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RD7
July 31, 2014
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast,...
CHOUM, Mauritania
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast,...
People wait to board a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast, in Choum June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDD
July 31, 2014
People are seen sitting near to a herd of goats from a window on SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
People are seen sitting near to a herd of goats from a window on SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine...
People are seen sitting near to a herd of goats from a window on SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDF
July 31, 2014
Passengers take a break to pray while travelling on SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Passengers take a break to pray while travelling on SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across...
Passengers take a break to pray while travelling on SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the desert outside Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDI
July 31, 2014
Passengers take a break while travelling on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Passengers take a break while travelling on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the...
Passengers take a break while travelling on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the desert outside Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDG
July 31, 2014
A SNIM train officer peers out from a train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Zouerate June...
Zouerate, Mauritania
A SNIM train officer peers out from a train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Zouerate
A SNIM train officer peers out from a train carrying iron ore and mine workers outside Zouerate June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDP
July 31, 2014
A SNIM train carrying iron ore arrives in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A SNIM train carrying iron ore arrives in Nouadhibou
A SNIM train carrying iron ore arrives in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDQ
July 31, 2014
Passengers on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers arrive in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Passengers on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers arrive in Nouadhibou
Passengers on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers arrive in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDS
July 31, 2014
Passengers on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers arrive in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Passengers on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers arrive in Nouadhibou
Passengers on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers arrive in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDT
July 31, 2014
A passenger on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers waits for transport after arriving in...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A passenger on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers waits for transport after arriving in...
A passenger on a SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers waits for transport after arriving in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDU
July 31, 2014
A donkey walks on a street in downtown Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A donkey walks on a street in downtown Nouadhibou
A donkey walks on a street in downtown Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDW
July 31, 2014
A house is seen on the beach in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A house is seen on the beach in Nouadhibou
A house is seen on the beach in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RE5
July 31, 2014
A man works at a SNIM technical workshop in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A man works at a SNIM technical workshop in Nouadhibou
A man works at a SNIM technical workshop in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RE6
July 31, 2014
A worker welds a train car at a SNIM workshop in Nouadhibou June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A worker welds a train car at a SNIM workshop in Nouadhibou
A worker welds a train car at a SNIM workshop in Nouadhibou June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RDY
July 31, 2014
A SNIM security officers speaks to a worker on board a commercial ship carrying iron ore in Nouadhibou...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A SNIM security officers speaks to a worker on board a commercial ship carrying iron ore in Nouadhibou...
A SNIM security officers speaks to a worker on board a commercial ship carrying iron ore in Nouadhibou June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40RE8
July 31, 2014
A conveyor belt used to transport iron ore to a ship is seen at SNIM headquarters in the port of Nouadhibou...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A conveyor belt used to transport iron ore to a ship is seen at SNIM headquarters in the port of Nouadhibou...
A conveyor belt used to transport iron ore to a ship is seen at SNIM headquarters in the port of Nouadhibou June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40REA
July 31, 2014
A conveyor belt used to transport iron ore to a ship is seen at SNIM headquarters in the port of Nouadhibou...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A conveyor belt used to transport iron ore to a ship is seen at SNIM headquarters in the port of Nouadhibou...
A conveyor belt used to transport iron ore to a ship is seen at SNIM headquarters in the port of Nouadhibou June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40REE
July 31, 2014
The SNIM port is seen in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
The SNIM port is seen in Nouadhibou
The SNIM port is seen in Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40REQ
July 31, 2014
A decaying boat is seen docked off the port of Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
A decaying boat is seen docked off the port of Nouadhibou
A decaying boat is seen docked off the port of Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
MAURITANIA-MINING/IRON
RTR40REV
July 31, 2014
An abandoned colonial military base is seen next to the port of Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe...
Nouadhibou, Mauritania
An abandoned colonial military base is seen next to the port of Nouadhibou
An abandoned colonial military base is seen next to the port of Nouadhibou June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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