A fisherman fixes his net while a foreign-owned vessel, back, waits to be loaded with magnetite or black sand quarried along the coast of San Vicente town, near Caoyan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on May 3. The coast had retreated inland by several meters from where the sand had been scooped up for its magnetite, an iron ore that is in huge demand by Chinese steel mills.Jul 28, 2013


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