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Swamp People

A Colombian boy stands in the water of a shallow channel in the mangrove swamps on the Pacific coast, Colombia, 12 June 2010. Deep in the impenetrable labyrinth of mangrove swamps on the Pacific seashore, hundreds of people struggle everyday, searching and gathering a tiny shellfish called piangua. Wading through sticky mud among the mangrove tree roots, facing the clouds of mosquitos, they pick up mussels hidden deep in mud, no matter of unbearable tropical heat or strong rain. Although the shellfish pickers, mostly Afro-Colombians displaced by the Colombian armed conflict, take a high risk (malaria, poisonous bites), their salary is very low and keeps them living in extreme poverty.
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A Colombian boy stands in the water of a shallow channel in the mangrove swamps on the Pacific coast, Colombia, 12 June 2010. Deep in the impenetrable labyrinth of mangrove swamps on the Pacific seashore, hundreds of people struggle everyday, searching and gathering a tiny shellfish called piangua. Wading through sticky mud among the mangrove tree roots, facing the clouds of mosquitos, they pick up mussels hidden deep in mud, no matter of unbearable tropical heat or strong rain. Although the shellfish pickers, mostly Afro-Colombians displaced by the Colombian armed conflict, take a high risk (malaria, poisonous bites), their salary is very low and keeps them living in extreme poverty.
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December 11, 2012
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158365703
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Jan Sochor / Contributor
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Moment
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A Colombian boy stands in the water of a shallow channel in the... News Photo 158365703Boys,Channel,Child,Colombia,Conflict,Horizontal,Mangrove Tree,Outdoors,Pacific,Shallow,Shore,Stand,Swamp,WaterPhotographer Collection: Moment © 2010 Jan SochorA Colombian boy stands in the water of a shallow channel in the mangrove swamps on the Pacific coast, Colombia, 12 June 2010. Deep in the impenetrable labyrinth of mangrove swamps on the Pacific seashore, hundreds of people struggle everyday, searching and gathering a tiny shellfish called piangua. Wading through sticky mud among the mangrove tree roots, facing the clouds of mosquitos, they pick up mussels hidden deep in mud, no matter of unbearable tropical heat or strong rain. Although the shellfish pickers, mostly Afro-Colombians displaced by the Colombian armed conflict, take a high risk (malaria, poisonous bites), their salary is very low and keeps them living in extreme poverty.