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This group of women were working in the fields of sugar beet. It was harvest time and the women sat on the ground cutting the leaves off the beets with lethal looking knives and throwing them onto piles ready to be loaded onto the trailers to be taken to the mill. It was a very cold day but they were happy to let us take their photos and spoke amongst themselves with much laughter. Rural eastern Turkey still uses intensive human labour when it comes to harvesting time whether it’s sugar beet, cotton or pomegranates all of which we saw on our journey.