The Wider Image: Meet the women who scavenge for gold

Eva Chura and another woman, who are both ‘pallaqueras’ known as gold pickers, smoke and drink anise while chewing coca leaves, as part of a ritual for searching for gold performed before a shift, in La Rinconada, the Andes, Peru, October 11, 2019. “Sometimes there’s gold, other times no. At the moment it’s very low,” she said. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH “WOMEN GOLD PICKERS FEMICIDE” FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH “WIDER IMAGE” FOR ALL STORIES

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