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Coachella Valley, California, a palmero working in a grove of date palms. Climbing up a ladder he pollinates the buds that will become the dates, and ties the bunch together with string. Once up in the tree he moves around on the fronds themselves  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California, a palmero working in a grove of date palms. Climbing up a ladder he pollinates the buds that will become the dates, and ties the bunch together with string. Once up in the tree he moves around on the fronds themselves
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California. memorial to two palmeros killed when the platform they were working on came into contact with an electric power line. The crane was leaking oil and one worker was electrocuted while the other burned to death. Both were Mexican immigrants. Other workers built this memorial to them on the corner of 68th Avenue and Highway 86, in the Mexican tradition  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California. memorial to two palmeros killed when the platform they were working on came into contact with an electric power line. The crane was leaking oil and one worker was electrocuted while the other burned to death. Both were Mexican immigrants. Other workers built this memorial to them on the corner of 68th Avenue and Highway 86, in the Mexican tradition
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk