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Scenes of Western Sahara

Mining Phosphates

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Mining Phosphates

Western Sahara has one phosphate mine in Boucraa, southeast of Laayoune. Here, a gigantic crane scoops up the top rock and moves it out of the way to expose the crumbly phosphate rock beneath.

See the full story: Regional Instability Threatens Already Tense Western Sahara