Mashhad: Workers

Workers gather every morning in Mashhad's Shodada Square hoping that builders will come hire them for a day for construction jobs. The Afghan workers stand on one side, Iranian workers on the other. The Afghans say they work harder for less money. The Iranians say the Afghans take jobs away from them. In one photo, Keith Porter can be seen interviewing some of the Afghan workers.

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Photos by Reese Erlich and Keith Porter
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Iranian and Afghan workers.

Keith interviewing Afghan workers.
Afghan and Iranian workers.