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Red lights flashing over amber rush in troubled Ukraine

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Police officers taking part in a raid on an illegal amber mine near Kryvytsya, northwestern Ukraine.The country has the world's second-largest reserves of amber - some 15,000 tonnes - after Russia.

Kryvytsya, Ukraine

VOLODYMYR Korkosh steps on the accelerator and his jeep lurches forward, jumping through deep water-filled ditches.

"We often come too late by just two to three minutes," the police officer shouts in disappointment.

His unit...

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