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Turkish Kurds make charcoal in Anatolia

Serdar Bagis pitches wood to make charcoal near Kizilcahamam, Turkey on July 19, 2012.

By Umit Bektas / Reuters

Every year, in the early spring months, hundreds of Kurdish families migrate from eastern Turkey to the wooded areas of central Anatolia to earn money by making charcoal. Families live in makeshift tents and almost every member of these families takes part in the process.

Kurdish people work to make charcoal.

A woman douses burning wood during a charcoal making process.

A boy plays around wood piles.

A man covers a charcoal pile with nylon to stop it burning.

A mother bathes her child in their makeshift tent.

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