Harvesting a Tea Plantations in Himalayas

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, Nepalese women pick tea at a tea garden of Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. Illam is a hilly district of tea gardens and estates in eastern Nepal’s Himalayan region with one of its largest and most productive tea estate being Kanyam estates. The district produces orthodox tea, hand-processed or machine rolled, which is generally exported to international markets, specially Europe and the United States. Most of the tea pickers here are paid 186 Nepalese Rupees (US $ 2) for 8 hours of work everyday. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese employee weighs tea leaves before it is processed at Kanyam Tea Factory in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a basket filled with tea leaves lies on a tea field at Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese farmer collects tea leaves before it is processed at Kanyam Tea Factory in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese woman tea picker waits for transportation to carry tea leaves to a factory at Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese woman walks towards a tea garden at Kanyam in Illam district, some 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese farmer carries a bindle of tea leaves as he walks through a tea garden at Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, Nepalese workers collect fine tea leaves after they are processed at Kanyam Tea Factory in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, Nepalese women tea pickers rest as they wait for transportation to carry tea leaves to a factory at Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese worker collects tea leaves before it is processed at Kanyam Tea Factory in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese worker picks tea leaves at a tea garden in Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, a Nepalese worker picks tea leaves at a tea garden in Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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