Kabul, Afghanistan | April 13, 2014
Coal labourers work an average of eight hours a day filling trucks with coal, each earning around seven USD on an average working day. Most of them come from the northern provinces, leaving their families behind in search of fortune in the capital. To cut the high cost of living the labourers live in rooms housing 18-20 people, on a diet that usually consists of tea and bread.
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1. Afghan day labourer Ibrahim, 43, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.
2. Afghan day labourers take a break after loading coal onto a truck at a coal yard. To cut the high cost of living the labourers live in rooms housing 18-20 people.
3. Afghan day labourer Chaman, 37, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.
4. Afghan day labourers shovel coal at a coal yard. Coal labourers work an average of eight hours a day filling trucks with coal, each earning around 7 dollars on an average working day.
5. Afghan day labourer Saeed Ali, 22, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.
6. Afghan day labourers play cards while taking a break after loading coal onto a truck at a coal yard.
7. Afghan day labourer Hamin, 54, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.
8. Afghan day labourers eat lunch in a shared room after loading coal onto a truck at a coal yard. To cut the high cost of living the labourers live in rooms housing 18-20 people, on a diet that usually consists of tea and bread.
9. An Afghan day labourer prays after loading coal trucks on the outskirts of Kabul. Most of them come from the northern provinces, leaving their families behind in search of fortune in the capital.
10. An Afghan day labourer shovels coal at a coal yard.
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