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Special Report: Areva and Niger's uranium fight

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JOE PENNEY

Sulfuric acid used for heap leaching is seen at Areva's Somair uranium mining facility in Arlit, September 25, 2013. Picture taken September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Sulfuric acid used for heap leaching is seen at Areva's Somair uranium mining facility in Arlit, September 25, 2013. Picture taken September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Men fish in the Niger River in Niamey, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Men fish in the Niger River in Niamey, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Men work in a leather tannery in Niamey, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Men work in a leather tannery in Niamey, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A boy sits on a broken car in the Pays-Bas neighborhood in Niamey September 14, 2013. Picture taken September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A boy sits on a broken car in the Pays-Bas neighborhood in Niamey September 14, 2013. Picture taken September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Youths smoke a water pipe on the grass of the National Museum in Niamey, September 14, 2013. Picture taken September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Youths smoke a water pipe on the grass of the National Museum in Niamey, September 14, 2013. Picture taken September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Soccer players, perched on a fence, watch a pick-up game in Niamey September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Soccer players, perched on a fence, watch a pick-up game in Niamey September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A sign for an Areva uranium mine is seen close to Imouraren, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A sign for an Areva uranium mine is seen close to Imouraren, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A man walks past a sign reading "Niger" in Niamey, September 13, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A man walks past a sign reading "Niger" in Niamey, September 13, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Six-year-old Hauwaou peers out from behind a wall next to a garbage dump in Niamey, September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Six-year-old Hauwaou peers out from behind a wall next to a garbage dump in Niamey, September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Men are reflected in a large puddle in Niamey, September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Men are reflected in a large puddle in Niamey, September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A man covers his face during a sandstorm at night at a hotel in Arlit, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A man covers his face during a sandstorm at night at a hotel in Arlit, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Goats stand on a cliff overlooking the Pays-Bas neighbourhood in Niamey, September 14, 2013. Picture taken September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Goats stand on a cliff overlooking the Pays-Bas neighbourhood in Niamey, September 14, 2013. Picture taken September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A boy walks amid mud brick houses in the old city of Agadez, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A boy walks amid mud brick houses in the old city of Agadez, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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