Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Thank you to all of you who responded on twitter. You’re quite good if you got it right, without any assistance from the search mafia. The correct answer is this is Guatemala City, where people search for scrap metal in contaminated water at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city.

In today’s photo of the day, we are featuring a trash dump, often referred to as “ The Mine,” because the locals search for scrap metal in the pile of trash and contaminated water. The city featured here has hundreds of landfills like this one, and the city’s inhabitants, locally known as “guajeros,” collect recycleable materials here, which they sell to earn their living.


People search for scrap metal in contaminated water at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city. (AP)

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Anup Kaphle is the Post's digital foreign editor. He has an M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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