Kyrgyzstan: On the Night Shift, Looking for Some Economic Daylight

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At a stream near a Bishkek thermal power plant, men sift through ash in search of unburnt coal that they sell for a pittance.

With the fall of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan earned independence but lost countless sources of employment, as factories and other employers shuttered in quick succession.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: On the Night Shift, Looking for Some Economic Daylight

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