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This photo taken on Aug. 4 2009, shows an illegal miner displaying rocks containing gold minerals extracted from a small tunnel in Tumpang Pitu, Banyuwangi regency in East Java. Environmental activists have said the July 2009 expiration of the PT Indo Multi Niaga company's two-year mining concession rights located in a nature conservation area had attracted hundreds of illegal gold miners. Indonesia sits in vast resource rich land, where the world's largest gold and copper reserve is mined in Papua province.

PHOTO: Aman Rahman/AFP/Newscom

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