A group of hardy women working in the country’s aging coal mines — a legacy of in Yugoslavian communism — are set to retire in three years, marking the end of an era.
Jan. 16, 2013 Semsa Hadzo, right, and Sakiba Colic, left, exchange jokes and laugh outside the shaft of the coal mine in Breza, about 12 miles north of Sarajevo, Bosnia, after completing their eight-hour shift. The mine in Breza is the only one in Bosnia where a group of 10 women work underground alongside male colleagues. They are set to retire in three years. Amel Emric/AP Buy Photo