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Khun (wearing white shirt. colourful beanie), age unknown, works as a hard labourer for long hours in the Kong Ong depot, the largest coal depot near Lad Rymbai in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya...In Jaintia Hills, underaged children work in unscientific, largely unmonitored and extremely dangerous underground coal mines dug out by often trafficked children using primitive methods and tools. The north eastern Indian state of Meghalaya sits on about 640 million tons of coal, with 40 million tons of that in Jaintia Hills alone which has about 5000 privately owned mines.  Photo by Suzanne Lee for Panos London