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A man applies Super Glue to broken skin on his arm before entering the water to extract rock salt at Lake Katwe, Uganda, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. The extraction of rock salt requires men to enter the main body of the lake and work in water up to their chests. Any cut or nick in the skin gets eaten at by the chemicals in the water making the wound bigger. The only option for the men, who cannot afford to take time off to allow a laceration to heal, is to apply strong glue over the wound in order to keep the salt water and the chemicals it contains out.
A man applies Super Glue to broken skin on his arm before entering the water to extract rock salt at Lake Katwe, Uganda, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. The extraction of rock salt requires men to enter the main body of the lake and work in water up to their chests. Any cut or nick in the skin gets eaten at by the chemicals in the water making the wound bigger. The only option for the men, who cannot afford to take time off to allow a laceration to heal, is to apply strong glue over the wound in...
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