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The Hogwarts Express goes over the Glenfinnan Viaduct
Long exposure of the Tour Eiffel from the River Seine
The journey towards a transcendent believe
Existence of Humanity
Yellow TAXI and the City
Monument Valley Rainbow
Boulder Oasis
Red Cliffs of Utah
Young people climb a hill to greet their leader
Little friend hidden in Purgatory Falls
The Living Heritage
Native
Quake
The darkness of war lingers on in Arlington National Cemetery
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Soft Work
The Bird
Baby Portrait
Ferry turnaround spot
Upward arc
Here for feeding
Boat on display
Alley Sun
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Native

Crossing Lake Titicaca in Peru by morning was gorgeous but the light paled in comparison to the warmth I found in the Uros native people, a community that lives on floating islands crafted from reeds in the center of the lake. I was invited to take a look inside one of their huts and captured an image of family life through home accoutrements. I focused on cultural decorations, such as the miniature people in reed boats on the child's mobile in the foreground and the patterns of their dazzling weaving, hoping that these details would convey the close-knit community of the pictured curious child.

TAGS: Child, Home, Mobile, Peru, Travel

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Whitestone, New York, United States of America
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© Michelle Chen.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 27, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Peru