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Weather-Philippines-typhoon-mining-environment,FOCUS by Mynardo... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Bad Condition,Compostela Valley,Damaged,Destruction,Extreme Weather,Horizontal,Human Settlement,May-December Romance,Philippines,River,Sand,Sifting,Town,Typhoon BophaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH Weather-Philippines-typhoon-mining-environment,FOCUS by Mynardo Macaraig Miners sift through sand as they pan for gold 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)