Inside the Mountain That Eats Men

Young miners in Potosí, Bolivia risk their lives each day.

Mining for Survival

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There are about 400 different mine shafts in the mountain. All are entered on foot. Apart from the battery-operated headlamps, very little has changed inside the mines over the centuries. This is one of the more spacious tunnels; many can only be entered by crawling through the mud. (Jeffrey Kofman/ABC News)
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