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Tipping the scales: Woman selling stuff on the streets of Cusco, Peru 2nd February 2008

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    Josef Renklint:

    Gorgeous shot harry. It\'s been a while since I was here commenting, i\'m sorry. I\'ll try to get better.

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Tipping the scales: Woman selling stuff on the streets of Cusco, Peru

The story behind "Tipping the scales: Woman selling stuff on the streets of Cusco, Peru"

This was one of many women and children -strangely enough there were very few men- selling a small collection of quite random stuff like toilet paper, CD carriers, incense, toothbrushes and her prize possession: scales, where you can weigh yourself for a few cents..

Patiently she was waiting every day, in her old wheelchair, in front of a church, just a few blocks off the main square in beautiful Cusco, the ancient and now tourist city located at 3300m (10k ft) in the highlands of Peru.

First I made this black and white, but I am not really comfortable with that (yet), so I let a few colours shine through, to make her look a little less sad :)

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