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Eco-photos of the week: June 6-12

By: Catie Leary on June 11, 2010, 6:06 a.m.
Harvesting grapes for Thai wine

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Thai grape harvest

Farm workers harvest Colombard grapes at the Hua Hin Hills vineyard, located 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, Thailand, in a picture made available on June 7. Thai vineyards will never produce the quantity of grapes of their counterparts in Australia, France and Italy, but this has not stopped a handful of entrepreneurs from trying, and their efforts are beginning to bear fruit. In recent years, Thai wines — especially whites — have been racking up accolades at wine fests such as London's International Wine & Spirit Competition and Australia's International Wine Challenge.