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Car Industry Mingles With Miners in Blitz for Battery Materials

A mining excavator during the extraction of ore from a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A mining excavator during the extraction of ore from a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg
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