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Every December 16, large numbers of Afrikaners (and others) gather at the Voortrekker Monument where, at exactly midday and only on that day, a beam of sunlight projects through the roof and onto the plinth.
This shot was taken as the pool of light slowly moved up the plinth as midday approached.
"I'm originally from Zimbabwe where I was a teacher but things got so bad I came here to try to build a better life for my family. I make wire and beaded art and just sold this peacock so there'll be food on the table."
Where did you learn to do this?
"Poverty is a great teacher!"
I grabbed this pic at a Game department store loading dock in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg. Game is owned by Walmart.
I was taken by the irony of the situation of the people in the picture and the signs surrounding them.
Just trying to earn a living. Parkhurst, Johannesburg
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Streets of Johannesburg.
* barbecued chicken feet.
"Are you taking my f***ing picture?"
Shoot first and ask forgiveness later.
Car guards are an all-too-familiar sight in South Africa. These guys and gals eke out a living from the tips motorists give them for taking car of their cars.
It must be a thankless job, yet most are pleasant and smiling.
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