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Karen villagers listen as lawyer Surachai Trongngam explains the... News PhotoBangkok,Environment,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Explaining,Failure,Government,Horizontal,Law,Lawyer,Listening,Office,Pollution,River,Thailand,Verdict,VillagePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPKaren villagers listen as lawyer Surachai Trongngam (L) explains the verdict in a long-running environmental claim by villagers against a government agency for allegedly failing to prevent a lead mine polluting a river, at the Supreme Administrative Court in Bangkok on January 10, 2013. The Supreme Administrative Court ordered the Industry Ministry's Pollution Control Department to pay a total of 3.8 million baht (124,600 USD) to 22 Karen villagers over lead contamination at Klitty Creek in tambon Chalae of Thong Pha Phum district of Kanchanaburi province. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)