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Himalayan mountain porters, ‘world’s strongest people’

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 11:16 GMT+7
A suspension bridge connecting two summits in the Himalayas.
A suspension bridge connecting two summits in the Himalayas.
Ful. Bhahadur Tamang, a 40-year-old bearer, takes a quick nap along the path.
Ful. Bhahadur Tamang, a 40-year-old bearer, takes a quick nap along the path.
A porter takes a photo with a tourist at a stop.
A porter takes a photo with a tourist at a stop.
Ram Sundas, a 31-year-old porter, is stunned by the beauty of the Himalayas despite having worked on the mountain range for four years.
Ram Sundas, a 31-year-old porter, is stunned by the beauty of the Himalayas despite having worked on the mountain range for four years.
The Himalayan carriers are required to transport heavy loads through difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions on a daily basis.
The Himalayan carriers are required to transport heavy loads through difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions on a daily basis.
A porter carries a large load of luggage on the Himalayas.
A porter carries a large load of luggage on the Himalayas.
A group of luggage carriers take a short break along the path.
A group of luggage carriers take a short break along the path.

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