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Colombia: the emerald dream

(12 photos)

Colombian photographer Gilmar Villamil bring us this reportage on Muzo emerald miners in Boyaca department. Digging in the mud in the outskirts of an emeral mine, hundreds of people face a life of sacrifice and privations looking for those "two minutes of good luck" that will save them forever. Many of them never get more than little money and dye in the attempt. Just a few manage to earn a better life.


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