Nov 16, 2017

In Mongolia's Gobi desert, thousands of heavy-duty trucks laden with coal inch along a cluttered highway towards the Chinese border in a journey that can take more than a week.

Border jam puts Mongolia’s coal lifeline under threat

Sheep meat and cooking gas are seen in the back of a van on the road to the Mongolia-China border at Khanbogd Soum in the Gobi desert, Mongolia, October 31, 2017. Smaller vehicles travel up and down the highway to the Mongolia-China border selling water and food to coal truck drivers who are many days away from a rest stop. RENTSENDORJ BAZARSUKH/REUTERS

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