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Ladakh's Road Workers
Ladakh's roads are some of the most dangerous in the world. They are closed for the majority of the year because of snow in the high passes, opening only from late May till the end of September. While they are open, many of the roads are under construction to keep up with the beating that mother nature gives them. Workers come from other states and even countries to endure back-breaking manual labor and harsh living conditions for little pay.
Workers come from all over to work for little pay on these road projects. Many come from as far as Nepal and Bihar.
These women carry an amazing amount of weight.
This one road would go from pristine black tarmac to a barely recognizable dirt road within a few kilometers.
Women have to bring their children to the worksites because there is no one to babysit.
The workers take a break to share a mid-day meal. They wouldn't let me leave until they shared their meal with me.
Ladakh's Road Workers
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Ladakh's Road Workers

The workers of the Ladakh roads. Taken in June of 2010
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