Miner Portrait

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Seven miners are refusing to leave a dark gallery deep underground at a coal mine in northern Spain unless the government reverses its decision to slash subsidies to the sector.<br />
During a visit on Tuesday, the miners, their faces and uniforms covered in soot, played cards to pass the time and keep their spirits up after having already spent 34 days some 800 meters (2,625 feet) below the earth at the mine near Santa Cruz del Sil.
Seven miners are refusing to leave a dark gallery deep underground at a coal mine in northern Spain unless the government reverses its decision to slash subsidies to the sector.
During a visit on Tuesday, the miners, their faces and uniforms covered in soot, played cards to pass the time and keep their spirits up after having already spent 34 days some 800 meters (2,625 feet) below the earth at the mine near Santa Cruz del Sil.