ID # guatesmaria1
Copyright 2001 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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Country: Guatemala   /   Village: Santa Maria de Jesus
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets

Caption:

As in most third world countries, in Guatemala carefree childhood is mercilessly short. Families are large and all members must contribute. It is a common sight to see girls as young as six taking care of two or three smaller siblings, often carrying the youngest baby on her back.

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