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Weather-Philippines-typhoon-mining-environment,FOCUS by Mynardo... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Assistance,Bad Condition,Boys,Child,Compostela Valley,Cooking Pan,Damaged,Destruction,Dust,Dust Storm,Extreme Weather,Family,Horizontal,Human Settlement,May-December Romance,Philippines,River,Sand,Sifting,Town,Typhoon Bopha,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH Weather-Philippines-typhoon-mining-environment,FOCUS by Mynardo Macaraig A boy helps his family sift through sand as he pans for gold dust at a river in the town of Mawab in Compostela Valley province on December 9, 2012 near some of the worst affected areas damaged by Typhoon Bopha. Unchecked illegal gold mining and decades of indiscriminate logging contributed to the high death toll in the Philippines' worst natural disaster this year, officials and experts say. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)