Photographer's Note

Not far from Isalo National Park, Ilakaka is a new town. Few years ago there were just few houses here but, since the discovery of an important alluvional sapphire deposit, the population boomed at more than 60.000 people in the last years. The world "sapphire" is everywhere in town and still people gather here from all over the country desperately in search of fortune.

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Additional Photos by Luca Belis (Mistral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 74 N: 2119] (15402)
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