13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mismatched Garb on a Scooter
I was recently walking in an open air market in Vietnam when I spied this young woman on a scooter totally swathed in clothing of various patterns. Some is meant to filter out pollution from other street exhausts but other facial cover-up is because Vietnamese women want to keep their skin as light as possible and do this in part, by shielding their skin from the sun.
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||Aug. 29, 2015, 12:38 p.m.