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A Mexican miner emerges from a shaft in a coal mine in Agujita,... News PhotoCoahuila State,Coal,Coal Mine,Coal Miner,Emergence,Finance,Horizontal,Latin America,Mexico,Mine Shaft,Miner,Mining,Newly Industrialized CountryPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Mexican miner emerges from a shaft in a coal mine in Agujita, Coahuila State in Mexico on November 13, 2012. According to the Mining Chamber of Mexico, the country produces annually 15 million tons of coal, with an average annual production worth USD 3,800 million, representing 1.6% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) . The bulk of the coal is used for power generation and steel production. Recent press reports affirm that drugs cartel are involved in the coal-related activities. AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)