New Student Photo Series 2011 – Post #17

There is still plenty of time for incoming students to submit photos for posting on the blog.  See this entry for details.

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My name is Mariana Costa and I am an incoming MDP student from Peru. I wanted to share some pictures I have taken from children in Latin America and the Caribbean. I think their expressions tell much about them.

This picture was taken in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. We were doing a training on civil registration to local community leaders, and this little girl and boy were playing around.

This is in Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3,811 above sea level), shared between Peru and Bolivia. A local girl from Amantani Island is wearing a typical hat that symbolizes she is already over 7 years of age.

This last picture was taken in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I took it during a registration campaign we were doing in one of the shelters established in the city after the January 2010 earthquake.

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Ziqi Wang from China is an incoming MPA student.

These first two photos were taken in Hong Kong. In the the first photo, the fortune-telling people are talking with their guests.

The statues in the second photo are the typical costumes in the Peking opera. I took this photo together with my friends.

This is a photo taken in the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong. I like the color of the sea at dusk. The buildings along the seaside give me a peaceful feeling, totaling different from the noisy atmosphere in Hong Kong.