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Gaucho reunion in Salto, Uruguay, for the day of Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro (Our Lady of Perpetual Help). Gaucho is a term commonly used to describe residents of the South American pampas, chacos or Patagonian grasslands. The gaucho plays an important symbolic role in the nationalist feelings of this region, especially that of Argentina and Uruguay.
Tibetan Nun Colony. Sprawled across the side of an entire mountainside in the North-Eastern regions of Tibet are the dormitories of Buddhist nuns. As can be seen, some are returning from their daily classes to their living quarters. Photo and caption by Wu Jianjiang Click through for an uncropped, larger version of this photo.