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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Girl Babysitting Relatives

A twelve year old girl is taking care of her relatives during the day, while their parents are working on the fields. The highlands of northern Vietnam are home to diverse ethnic minorities. Rugged mountains and beautiful, but harsh landscapes are shaping the environment for the people living on the periphery of the state. Balancing between traditional livelihood and modern structures, this mainly resource-poor and low-income region provides a homeland for these groups, dwelling here since centuries.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Vietnam
Copyright: © Sascha Richter