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The sewers of gold  

Posted by Rezwan in ,

The price of gold rose to $1,000 an ounce and its more than a luxury in places like Bangladesh where gold used to be something worn by people as a symbol of prosperity, security, wealth.

There is a street called Tanti Bazaar in old Dhaka which houses a range of goldsmiths. While producing jewelery they produce gold dusts that end up in the sewerage drains of the street. This has created a new job for some people, to pan for gold in the sewerage drains. BBC has details.

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