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Eco-photos of the week: April 24-30

By: Catie Leary on April 29, 2011, 7:26 a.m.
Dave Chilvers, a worker at Bow Brand string-making company in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom, runs his fingers along drying cow intestinal strings that will eventually be used for harp strings.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Taut as a string

Dave Chilvers, a worker at Bow Brand string-making company in Kings Lynn, Norfolk in the United Kingdom, runs his fingers along what will eventually be used for harp strings.

Natural gut string is soaked, stretched, dried and varnished before being packaged and sent off and sent to musicians around the world who prefer traditional cow gut string over the modern synthetic counterpart.