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poverty leads him to work in danger

Edited photographer note: Due to poverty, many people who live around Mount Ijen are forced work in the volcano, which emits sulfur fumes and other poisonous gases. They carry up to 90 kg twice a day and are paid only 9 cents per kg.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © PRADEEP RAJA KANNAIAH
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.10.15
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