This week’s Photo Friday was taken in La Paz, Bolivia, on 1st May – which was labour day. The whole plaza was overrun with people, flags, banners, and food stalls – and around the edge of the plaza huge groups of workers had gathered to demonstrate. There were also huge groups of cholitas, dressed in the signature costume with lots of skirts, shawls, and with top hats perched on top of their heads. Initially, I thought they were dressed in traditional gear specially for labour day – but later I found out that this is still a really common style of dress all over the country – and cholitas demand huge respect from other Bolivians.
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