Salt mining by Haitham Al Farsi (11 images)

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Workers dig into Oman's salt flats to harvest the mineral and dry it in the sun using the same method practised for hundreds of years.

The families dig down into the coastal ground in a grid pattern, waiting for water to emerge and evaporate before collecting hundreds of kilos of salt every day.

Photographer Haitham Al Farsi visited Qurayyat in Oman for four days to take pictures of the age-old salt gathering process.

He said: "The local people here...
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