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Metalworks foundry worker wearing protective clothing as he opens a cover to allow molten metal to flow from a smelter into a sluice. This is the smelter shop in the Nadezhdinsky metalworks of the Norilsk Nickel Company. This company process nickel and other non-ferrous (non-iron) metals mined in the Norilsk area. The processing takes place in the Norilsk industrial centre, in the far north of Siberian Russia, above the Arctic Circle. Photographed in 2007.
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