Anil, 15, crawls out of a so called rat hole in a coal quarry in the Jaintia Hills in the state of Meghalaya, India. There are an estimated 5000 mines in the Jaintia Hills. The working conditions are extremely dangerous.  According to workers about four people per month die in the mines. The work is often done by minors as young as seven.
       
     
 A mine, walks up a ladder leading out of a coal quarry after a day of work, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India. 
       
     
 Pudum, 12, stands in front of his home in a coal miners' camp in the Jainitia Hills, India. Pudum sometimes works in the mines making the equivalent of 5 US Dollar a day.
       
     
 Coal miners rest in a miners' camp in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
       
     
 Pudum, 12, a miner rides in box usually used for getting coal out of mines in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
       
     
 Girls play in front of a coal mine in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. 
       
     
 A young coal miner seen in a quarry in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. 
       
     
 Coal miners load coal into a container in a quarry.
       
     
 Coal miners and their families watch bollywood movies in a makeshift movie theater in a miners' camp.
       
     
 Pudum, an underage coal miner, plays with toys in his home. 
       
     
 Coal miners walk out of a quarry in the Jaintia Hills.
       
     
 Workers load coal into a truck in the Jaintia Hills.
       
     
 A scene at a coal depot in the Jaintia Hills.
       
     
 Durse, 12, and Nunu, 6, play with slingshots at a coal miners' camp in the Jainitia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Durse works in the mines while his friend Nunu just lives there with his family. 
       
     
 Anil, 15, crawls out of a so called rat hole in a coal quarry in the Jaintia Hills in the state of Meghalaya, India. There are an estimated 5000 mines in the Jaintia Hills. The working conditions are extremely dangerous.  According to workers about four people per month die in the mines. The work is often done by minors as young as seven.
       
     

Anil, 15, crawls out of a so called rat hole in a coal quarry in the Jaintia Hills in the state of Meghalaya, India. There are an estimated 5000 mines in the Jaintia Hills. The working conditions are extremely dangerous.  According to workers about four people per month die in the mines. The work is often done by minors as young as seven.

 A mine, walks up a ladder leading out of a coal quarry after a day of work, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India. 
       
     

A mine, walks up a ladder leading out of a coal quarry after a day of work, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India. 

 Pudum, 12, stands in front of his home in a coal miners' camp in the Jainitia Hills, India. Pudum sometimes works in the mines making the equivalent of 5 US Dollar a day.
       
     

Pudum, 12, stands in front of his home in a coal miners' camp in the Jainitia Hills, India. Pudum sometimes works in the mines making the equivalent of 5 US Dollar a day.

 Coal miners rest in a miners' camp in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
       
     

Coal miners rest in a miners' camp in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.

 Pudum, 12, a miner rides in box usually used for getting coal out of mines in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
       
     

Pudum, 12, a miner rides in box usually used for getting coal out of mines in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.

 Girls play in front of a coal mine in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. 
       
     

Girls play in front of a coal mine in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. 

 A young coal miner seen in a quarry in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. 
       
     

A young coal miner seen in a quarry in the Jaintia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. 

 Coal miners load coal into a container in a quarry.
       
     

Coal miners load coal into a container in a quarry.

 Coal miners and their families watch bollywood movies in a makeshift movie theater in a miners' camp.
       
     

Coal miners and their families watch bollywood movies in a makeshift movie theater in a miners' camp.

 Pudum, an underage coal miner, plays with toys in his home. 
       
     

Pudum, an underage coal miner, plays with toys in his home. 

 Coal miners walk out of a quarry in the Jaintia Hills.
       
     

Coal miners walk out of a quarry in the Jaintia Hills.

 Workers load coal into a truck in the Jaintia Hills.
       
     

Workers load coal into a truck in the Jaintia Hills.

 A scene at a coal depot in the Jaintia Hills.
       
     

A scene at a coal depot in the Jaintia Hills.

 Durse, 12, and Nunu, 6, play with slingshots at a coal miners' camp in the Jainitia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Durse works in the mines while his friend Nunu just lives there with his family. 
       
     

Durse, 12, and Nunu, 6, play with slingshots at a coal miners' camp in the Jainitia Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Durse works in the mines while his friend Nunu just lives there with his family.