Workers Participate In The Annual Tobacco Harvest In Extremadura

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Dew on tobacco leaves is seen during the tobacco harvest on a farm on... News PhotoAlejandro Valverde,Business,Close To,Corporate Business,Dew,Economy,Farm,Finance,Harvesting,Horizontal,Leaving,SpainPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesVALVERDE DE LA VERA, SPAIN - AUGUST 15: Dew on tobacco leaves is seen during the tobacco harvest on a farm on August 15, 2014 near Valverde de la Vera, in Extreamdura region, Spain. There is one team of workers left who still do the Virginia tobacco harvest manually. Spain is the third biggest producer of tobacco in Europe. Around 90 percent of Spanish tobacco is grown in Extremadura, providing an income to around 20,000 families in the region. In recent years tobacco farming in Extremadura has started to mechanize, becoming more competitive but also leading to the loss of manual labour jobs. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)