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South Africa - Water, Wealth And Fracking - 28 Oct 2013
Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness. But if energy companies and the ANC get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields for potential fracking sites
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October 28, 2013
Rain clouds hang over the Karoo near Graaff-Reinet October 26, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South...
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Rain clouds hang over the Karoo near Graaff-Reinet
Rain clouds hang over the Karoo near Graaff-Reinet October 26, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 26, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Irrigated farmland breaks up an arid landscape near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Irrigated farmland breaks up an arid landscape near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Irrigated farmland breaks up an arid landscape near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 10, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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October 28, 2013
A tin shack sits beside a dusty road near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 10, 2013....
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Tin shack sits beside a dusty road near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
A tin shack sits beside a dusty road near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 10, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A truck throws up dust on a road near Aberdeen in the Karooa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Truck throws up dust on a road near Aberdeen in the Karoo
A truck throws up dust on a road near Aberdeen in the Karooa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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October 28, 2013
A man carries wire baskets he hopes to sell to tourists in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Man carries wire baskets he hopes to sell to tourists in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo...
A man carries wire baskets he hopes to sell to tourists in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 10, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS TRAVEL SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Spring flowers blossom in an arid landscape near Laingsburg in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Laingsburg, South Africa
Spring flowers blossom in an arid landscape near Laingsburg in the Karoo
Spring flowers blossom in an arid landscape near Laingsburg in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Stone furrows carry water from a spring through the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Stone furrows carry water from a spring through the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Stone furrows carry water from a spring through the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 10, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Stone furrows carry water from a spring through the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Stone furrows carry water from a spring through the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Stone furrows carry water from a spring through the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Picture taken October 10, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Game farmer Hennie Barnard looks out over his land near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Game farmer Hennie Barnard looks out over his land near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Game farmer Hennie Barnard looks out over his land near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Barnard says he realises that South Africa needs energy, but fears fracking will disturb agriculture and could affect the country's food security. Picture taken October 10, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Piet Makwena waters his cabbages in a township in Nieu-Bethesda, the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Piet Makwena waters his cabbages in a township in Nieu-Bethesda, the Karoo
Piet Makwena waters his cabbages in a township in Nieu-Bethesda, the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Children play in an impoverished township on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 26,...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Children play in an impoverished township on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Children play in an impoverished township on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 26, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 26, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)

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October 28, 2013
People walk past a derelict building in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across...
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People walk past a derelict building in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
People walk past a derelict building in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)

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October 28, 2013
Garlic farmer Molly Nikelo peers out of a shack window in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 11, 2013....
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Garlic farmer Molly Nikelo peers out of a shack window in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Garlic farmer Molly Nikelo peers out of a shack window in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Nikelo, a 59-year-old grandmother fears the process of fracking may threaten scarce water resources. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A dog lies in the afternoon sun outside a shack in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching...
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Dog lies in the afternoon sun outside a shack in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
A dog lies in the afternoon sun outside a shack in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Farm labourer Lano Williams (C) and construction worker Marno Koopman (L) tend to cart horses in a township...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Farm labourer Williams and construction worker Koopman tend to cart horses in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda...
Farm labourer Lano Williams (C) and construction worker Marno Koopman (L) tend to cart horses in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Williams and Koopman fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Farm labourer Lano Williams repairs his horse cart in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October...
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Farm labourer Lano Williams repairs his horse cart in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Farm labourer Lano Williams repairs his horse cart in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Williams and Koopman fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A child carries water in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of...
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Child carries water in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
A child carries water in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Cracked earth marks a dried-up watering hole on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
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Cracked earth marks a dried up watering hole on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Cracked earth marks a dried-up watering hole on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Antelope bones are scattered across an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
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Antelope bones are scattered across an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Antelope bones are scattered across an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Sparse vegetation stands in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Sparse vegetation stands in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sparse vegetation stands in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
The branches of a thorn tree are seen in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013....
Aberdeen, South Africa
Branches of a thorn tree are seen in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
The branches of a thorn tree are seen in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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October 28, 2013
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Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Windmill pumps water from a borehole near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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The sun sets over a road near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Sun sets over a road near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo
The sun sets over a road near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo
The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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