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Guatemala: Laundry Day!

Categories: Latin America, Guatemala, Photography

A photo of day of life in Antigua, Guatemala brings readers of Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo a glimpse into life in this Central American country. The most recent photo shows a public washbasin where the women of the area wash their clothes by hand [1]. A shared water tank is combined with individual “stations” to make washing a community activity, where “public laundry washbasins (sometimes rivers or lake shores) served as the gathering place for news, gossip and community building through the interactions that take place. Public washbasins could be considered the first news broadcasting sites; batteries not required.”