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Today, Friday Photos merge with Faces of the World!

Spectacular scenery makes for great photographs, but what really connects me to many of the places I’ve visited are the people I’ve seen and met. For me, their faces mirror the wonders, difficulties, joys, and nuances of their lands, and it is these photos I always seem to return to when I need a fix of another time and place.

Although most of the women in today’s photos were in touristy areas, and some might deem their clothing mere “costumes,” I found time and time again that many Peruvian women, particularly in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, proudly wore this traditional garb as they went about their daily business. I loved their bright colors and equally radiant faces.

Today’s faces are from PERU

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