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Live on the floating island

Lake Titicaca is near the old city of Puno in Peru, high elevation. Local used straws and tree roots to build man-made floating islands where they live. On this particular island, there were eight families and these two women are among the residents.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Puno, Peru
Camera: NEX-7
Copyright: © John Ouyang