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Searching for scraps in Guatemala City's largest garbage dump

A man removes a rock as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as "the Mine," the largest garbage dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man removes a rock as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as "the Mine," the largest garbage dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man removes a rock as he searches for scrap metal at an area known as "the Mine," the largest garbage dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man descends from a mountain of garbage. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man descends from a mountain of garbage. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man descends from a mountain of garbage. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Men remove a rock in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Men remove a rock in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Men remove a rock in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, eats lunch at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, eats lunch at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, eats lunch at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A mountain of garbage is seen at "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A mountain of garbage is seen at "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A mountain of garbage is seen at "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, plays with a dog next to contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, plays with a dog next to contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, plays with a dog next to contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man searches for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Scrap metal is seen at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Scrap metal is seen at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Scrap metal is seen at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man arrives at "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man arrives at "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man arrives at "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Houses are seen right next to "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Houses are seen right next to "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Houses are seen right next to "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, washes clothes in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, washes clothes in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, washes clothes in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, is seen next to contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, is seen next to contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, is seen next to contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Men search for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Men search for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Men search for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Men search for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Men search for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Men search for scrap metal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, looks at contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, looks at contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Mauricio, a 10-year-old boy, looks at contaminated sewage water. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man prepares to leave home for "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man prepares to leave home for "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man prepares to leave home for "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A vulture is seen at a cemetery next to "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A vulture is seen at a cemetery next to "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A vulture is seen at a cemetery next to "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal in contaminated sewage water at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man searches for scrap metal at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man searches for scrap metal at an area known as "the Mine". REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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