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Zapotec Women Fetching Water in Teotitlan Del Valle, Mexico

All over the world, the burden of carrying water generally falls on women's shoulders. Here in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico, indigenous Zapotec women obtain water from a drying reservoir. Credit: Lucero Gonzalez.

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