Photographer Ebrahim Noroozi: Iranian Coal Miners

In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 photo, Iranian coal miners pose for a photograph at a mine on a mountain in Mazandaran province, near the city of Zirab 212 kilometers (132 miles) northeast of the capital Tehran, Iran. International sanctions linked to the decade-long dispute over Iran’s nuclear program have hindered the import of heavyContinue reading “Photographer Ebrahim Noroozi: Iranian Coal Miners”

In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 photo, Iranian coal miners pose for a photograph at a mine on a mountain in Mazandaran province, near the city of Zirab 212 kilometers (132 miles) northeast of the capital Tehran, Iran. International sanctions linked to the decade-long dispute over Iran’s nuclear program have hindered the import of heavy machinery and modern technology in all sectors, and coal mining is no exception. The decision to privatize the industry 10 years ago has further squeezed miners, who work often in dangerous conditions — and make just $300 a month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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