Santana Do Mato, Portugal
WORKERS STRIP BARK FROM A CORK TREE ON A FARM IN SANTANA DO MATO.
Workers strip bark from a cork tree at a farm in Santana do Mato, in
the Portuguese Southern Province of Alentejo July 1, 2003. Portugal is
the world's biggest producer of natural cork, a time-consuming business
which could be squeezed out by plastic stoppers that are far easier to
make and claim to preserve the taste of wine better. REUTERS/Jose
Manuel Ribeiro PP03070047