Havana, Cuba<br />
In Cuba, a country devoid of technical distractions, the vibrancy of life spills into the streets. At the end of the day men convene in the streets to play a rowdy game of dominos. Teenagers practice their steps for their upcoming Quinceañera dance, while women gossip and show off their babies. On every street corner children entertain themselves for hours playing baseball with a stick and an old bottle cap. <br />
In Havana, much of the local social life is experienced around the Malecon. The main purpose of building this wall in 1901 was to protect Havana from rising ocean water, but this esplanade has become a haven for fisherman, a promenade for lovers and a social gathering place for friends.

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Havana, Cuba
In Cuba, a country devoid of technical distractions, the vibrancy of life spills into the streets. At the end of the day men convene in the streets to play a rowdy game of dominos. Teenagers practice their steps for their upcoming Quinceañera dance, while women gossip and show off their babies. On every street corner children entertain themselves for hours playing baseball with a stick and an old bottle cap.
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  • Date: 27 Jun 2009
  • Location: Havana Cuba
  • Filename: Wright_6417.jpg
  • Image size: 1400x932 pixels