TO GO WITH Indonesia-mining-health,FEATURE by ANNE USHER This picture taken in Kereng Pengi, Pontianak on August 24, 2013 shows an Indonesian vendor showing a piece of gold in Pontianak.In a desolate area of central Indonesia that was once lush rainforest, illegal miners on the frontline of a modern-day gold rush tear up the earth in the hunt for the precious metal. But the mercury used to extract it is taking an even greater toll. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

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