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In a coastal cemetery, Uzbek migrant workers wear makeshift masks and sunglasses to protect themselves from the sun's glare, which bounces off the mussel-chalk they work with. Ulabek works in a team of ten, to construct a tomb worth USD 5000 for a Caspian oil baron. He earns USD 13 a day, which though minimal, is higher than what he can find at home in Uzbekistan.