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​​Women earn a living digging for peanut worms in northern Vietnam

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 17:53 GMT+7
Bowing down, plowing in, digging up... This is a normal, day-to-day practice on Minh Chau Island.
Bowing down, plowing in, digging up... This is a normal, day-to-day practice on Minh Chau Island.
Peanut worm is a real delicacy unique in Quang Ninh.
Peanut worm is a real delicacy unique in Quang Ninh.
One has to be perceptive and highly aware of the surroundings to catch the peanut worms.
One has to be perceptive and highly aware of the surroundings to catch the peanut worms.
If the prey slides under the sand layer too fast, handwork will be required.
If the prey slides under the sand layer too fast, handwork will be required.
Anticipating the scorching heat, the women always get themselves fully covered.
Anticipating the scorching heat, the women always get themselves fully covered.
Women on Minh Chau start the digging as soon as the sun rises across the horizon.
Women on Minh Chau start the digging as soon as the sun rises across the horizon.
Peanuts worms on a scale.
Peanuts worms on a scale.
Peanut worms are sold to on-site merchants as soon as they are dug up.
Peanut worms are sold to on-site merchants as soon as they are dug up.
Dried peanut worms are considered a high-end foodstuff.
Dried peanut worms are considered a high-end foodstuff.
A woman is seen hunting peanut worms.
A woman is seen hunting peanut worms.

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