Photo of the Day

May 24, 2009

Slaughterman, Sydney, Australia

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"Wouldn't be doing anything else," says Rick Seymour, a slaughterman at the government-owned Homebush Abattoir Corporation in Sydney. He started at age 16, washing out the plant after school. Seymour is among the 57 percent of the nation's work force that holds a union card.

From the National Geographic book National Geographic Image Collection.

Photograph by Michael O'Brien

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