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Sulphur miners - Indonesia

Indonesia - Java. Inside Kawah Ijen crater, there is the largest acid lake in the world : pH 0.9. Suffocating vapors.
Men, every two day, go and dig the precious sulphur that they will bring back and sell for a few bucks. Life expectancy : less than 50 years.

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Java, wonderful island but...
Java, wonderful island but...
...but hard lives...
...but hard lives...
Kawah Ijen crater
Kawah Ijen crater
Bedroom
Bedroom
Climbing...
Climbing...
... climbing all day long.
... climbing all day long.
Crater
Crater
Miner
Miner
Caution !
Caution !
Vapors
Vapors
Sulphur vapors
Sulphur vapors
Sulphur and crater
Sulphur and crater
80 kgs
80 kgs
Java...
Java...
Lost in space
Lost in space
Some rest...
Some rest...
80 kgs ?
80 kgs ?
For a few roupiah...
For a few roupiah...
Sulphur
Sulphur
Up
Up
Down
Down
Java, wonderful island...
Java, wonderful island...