These hard-hitting photos show a glimpse into the lives of gold miners in south-east Peru. Miners work 28 hours shifts for minimum wage, are slowly poisoned by the mercury used to bind gold flecks and chew on a mild herbal stimulant that is the basis of cocaine in order to stay awake. The mining also destroys the surrounding tropical forests and the government loses approximately $305 million in taxes every year.
Russians are pros at disguising their number plates to avoid paying for parking. They have devised a few ways of hiding their registration from the street cameras and it seems like almost anything will work including tape, socks, CD’s, gum etc. Surprisingly, parking only costs $1 or $2 so it’s a bit funny that people driving expensive cars such as Mercedes Benz’s or Bentley’s would go to this extreme to avoid paying the small tariff.