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The Forgotten Souls of a Death Quarry

Children play on old tires that will burn to warm the rock and make it more brittle in the quarry of Boulmigou -where more than 1500 women and children work- with terrible consequences: fires, diseases, brutal pollution that destroys the environment... death.

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Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Antonio Aragon Renuncio