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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
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A photographer casts his shadow near a coal truck which flipped over at Khanbogd Soum, near the border with China in the Gobi desert, Mongolia, October 29, 2017. Getting to the border can be a harrowing ordeal, as vehicles speed towards China and back down the one-lane road. With no street lamps to guide the way and drink-driving a constant problem, danger levels increase at night, drivers say. RENTSENDORJ BAZARSUKH/REUTERS

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