Photo Gallery: Addicted to Coal

Photo Gallery: Addicted to Coal

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Benevolent Protector Vattenfall Overpowers Coal Critics

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall dominates life in the Lausitz region of eastern Germany. Now it wants to expand its coal mining operations there -- but opposition to the plans is being drowned out by the company's importance to the local economy.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen