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Afghan de-miners cling to hard but much-needed jobs
Like other de-miners, he wears a protective helmet and visor as well as gloves to protect his hands from snakes and scorpions. At least 90 de-miners have been killed and more than 120 wounded since 2010, according to government figures. Over the same three years, the Taliban have widened their reach and an Islamic State affiliate has risen in the east. He takes pride in his work, which allows impoverished communities to reclaim much-needed land.
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