Miners of the 'Maidan' mine got out of a hole in the rock after having set off a serie of explosions in order to find lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone exploited for 6500 years in the northeast region of Afghanistan.  (image by Philip Poupin)
Miners of the 'Maidan' mine got out of a hole in the rock after having set off a serie of explosions in order to find lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone exploited for 6500 years in the northeast region of Afghanistan.
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