Bolivian portraits

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Altitude and lack of sunscreen give Bolivians sunburns on their cheekbones.

Bowler hat is part of the « cholita » urban dress (Aymara woman). Their costume is used as an ethnic identity.

Cholita wearing a bowler hat

Cholita wearing a bowler hat (photo by G. Métais)

With 25 births for 1 000 inhabitants, Bolivia has a strong birth-rate.

Bolivian siblings

Bolivian siblings (photo by G. Métais)

Potosi, located at 13 353 feet, is the one of the highest cities in the world. It provided, during the XVIe century, the spanish Crown in silver with its mines.

miner of Potosi

Miner of Potosi, Bolivia (photo by G. Métais)

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