48 SELF-EMPLOYED COAL MINERS in the UKRAINE
You gotta do what you gotta do. "There was no work and the government isn't helping us so we went back to this mine that had been closed some time ago and found there was some coal left in it." And so the four men started this wildcat operation. They manage to be cheerful and to joke despite the constant danger. The scene where they have lunch on their bellies inside the mine is worth gold. Courtesy of Al-Jazeera.