A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.
Peruvian riot police await for their transport helicopters to land to pick them up by at the end of an interdiction operation in the illegal gold mining area of La Pampa, in Madre de Dios, southern Peruvian jungle
A boy carries a dog near a Peruvian police operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in a zone known as Mega 14, at the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dio
A Moroccan worker carries a bag of red seaweed, known locally ‘red gold’, on the beach in El Jadida, roughly 100km southwest of Casablanca. Harvesting this mineral-rich seaweed is becoming increasingly difficult due to increased fishing and seaweed depletion
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Petong (C) and Hue (R) look for gold as their children play in the water in Lampang, Thailand. Thai villagers from Wang Nuea, North of Thailand, look for gold in the river every year during the drought season. They are able to make an average around USD 15 per day, however two years ago they reached USD 200 in one day due to the river level dropping so much.
Miners gather to mourn their colleagues at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker after a fire that began on Tuesday, the worst accident in South Africa’s mines in nearly five years.
Sarah Gubbins, of Bonhams, London, with the gold and diamond crown tiara, entitled “East of Paris”, worn by Victoria Beckham at her wedding to David Beckham, which will be offered for sale in December
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Members of the Albert Battery shoot a volley of fire during the Anzac dawn service at Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club on Thursday in Gold Coast, Australia. Veterans, dignitaries and members of the public today marked the 98th anniversary of Anzac (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) Day, when allied Australian and New Zealand first world war forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Commemoration events are held across both countries in remembrance of those who fought and died in all wars.