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June 09, 2011 
Diver Tin Aung Lwin climbs up on the boat after diving in Yangon river in search of coal from a sunken... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
Diver Tin Aung Lwin climbs up on the boat after diving in Yangon river in search of coal from a sunken... 
Diver Tin Aung Lwin climbs up on the boat after diving in Yangon river in search of coal from a sunken ship June 9, 2011. Every morning and every evening when the tide is high, up to 40 boats of different shapes and sizes with crews of between four to eight people leave the former capital for the dangerous work of salvaging coal from the muddy waters of Yangon River. With flimsy-looking masks costing about $8 to $9 and attached to ropes commonly used at homes, the divers jumped into the water in search of coal from sunken ships. It's a tiring and lethal job - some divers lost their lives when their ropes break or when they get caught up in fishing nets and hooks. The divers say they earn a minimum of about 150,000 kyats a month (about $200) - in a country where rights groups say a third of the population live below the poverty line - this is a considered a good wage. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY) 
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