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Kemal Jufri/Imaji for TIME.

Prawn farmers work in the shadow of the ExxonMobil complex.

A war is raging and there are no good bars, but all in all, Aceh, Indonesia, is not a bad place to live if you're a foreign employee of the biggest, most profitable corporation on earth. The people who oversee ExxonMobil's gas fields in the province are generally housed in a company-built neighborhood called Bukit Indah. It is a fenced-off and fortified oasis of ranch-style homes and green lawns, a place where kids ride bikes, carefree, on tree-lined streets. There are swimming pools, tennis courts and a nearby golf course. Weekends bring barbecues or softball games. And in the evenings, residents...

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