Photo of the Day

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March 16, 2009

Kalimantan Miners

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features Kalimantan miners Sukardi and Suwarni (foreground) spend hours in a pond mixing mercury with ore to separate out the gold, while exposing themselves to the toxic metal. Workers also use the mercury-tainted water for drinking and bathing. See more photographs from the January 2009 feature story "Gold."
Photograph by Randy Olson

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