This Sept. 11, 2012 photo shows a Whitehaven Coal mine outside Narrabri, Australia near Gunnedah, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Soaring coal prices fueled by China’s economic growth have made mining parts of the Australian landscape far more lucrative than farming it. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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This Sept. 11, 2012 photo shows a Whitehaven Coal mine outside Narrabri, Australia near Gunnedah, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Soaring coal prices fueled by China’s economic growth have made mining parts of the Australian landscape far more lucrative than farming it. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
This Sept. 11, 2012 photo shows a Whitehaven Coal mine outside Narrabri, Australia near Gunnedah, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Soaring coal prices fueled by China’s economic growth have made mining parts of the Australian landscape far more lucrative than farming it. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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