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Belén neighborhood in Iquitos, Peru 31 Aug 2017

Posted on 31 Aug 2017
View of the Belen neighborhood in Iquitos, Peru.
View of the Belen neighborhood in Iquitos, Peru.
View of the Belen neighborhood in Iquitos, Peru.

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A primitive Venetian-style labyrinth of canals, canoes, and stores makes up the shanty town of Belén which is situated at a confluence of rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. Belén is the centre for an incredible variety of Amazon products: exotic fruits, fish, turtles meat, edible frogs, herbal medicines, and waterfowl. Plowing the waterways are a plethora of small canoe-taxis paddled by iquiteños, some as young as five years old. 

This article was originally published on 5th January, 2016

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