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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Hmong Charcoal Transporter

The Hmong are an ethnic minority group from Northern Vietnam. Amongst the poorest in the country, some transport charcoal to local cities for as little as five dollars a day. This difficult work results in deforestation, but there are few options to enter the cash economy. Despite this material hardship, the Hmong share a rich history and culture, with intimate knowledge of the land they live from.

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Date Taken: 01.2015
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