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SHANGHAI, China. Reuters/Carlos Barria

Iranian coal miners

International sanctions have hindered the import of heavy machinery and modern technology in all sectors, and coal mining is no exception. Ebrahim Noroozi of the Associated Press documents the working life of Iran’s miners in the northern province of Mazandanran.


A boy plays at a flooded street in front of a passing bus as tropical storm Fung-Wong battered the Philippine capital Manila, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Palestinian man sleeps in a tent outside his apartment, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, during a 72-hour truce in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip on August 11. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

A Syrian Kurdish refugee sleeps on the ground just outside the border fence on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Boys inspect a vehicle which was damaged in what activists say was one of Tuesday’s U.S. air strikes in Kfredrian, Idlib province, Syria, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A flood-affected man carries his television set to a safer place, after heavy monsoon rains caused a rise in the water levels of the river Ganges, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, Aug. 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Palestinian teachers carry a table in a classroom at a UN-run school in Gaza City the day before children returned to school after a three-week delay caused by the war between Israel and Hamas. Schools run by the UN Palestinian refugee agency are occupied by more than 300,000 internally displaced Gazans, half of whom are children. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP