Albania

Back breaking work for a woman and her children during harvest time in a poor rural area of Albania, December 1991.
During the forty years of hardline communist rule that had just ended ruthless dictator Enver Hoxha isolated Albania from the rest of the world, turning its people into the poorest in Europe.
The paranoid president built thousands of concrete bunkers across the country to fight a potential invading army while his people starved and thousands were imprisoned in forced labour camps for crimes such as listening to the BBC World Service.

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Photographer: Tom Stoddart
Media name: TS_PJ038

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