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Oil drilling by hand

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Ko Min, 26 manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. Everyday Ko Min makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their...

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A man operates basic machinery to extract crude oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A man operates basic machinery to extract oil from a well in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A woman (L) manually extracts oil from a small well as girls chat at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Ko Min, 26, receives money after selling crude oil extracted from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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People wait to sell their crude oil to buyers at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A man reads a book and listens to music as he operates primitive machinery to extract crude oil in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A woman walks through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A woman carries a canister of clean water through the mud of an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A baby is fed plain rice at a family tent at an oil field in the Minhla township of the Magwe district October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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