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Harvesting Potatoes
  Harvesting Potatoes, 1996
Later in April Alvaro returns to Tiwanaku with his wife and daughters to help his parents and siblings harvest the crops. With a trowel in hand, family members work side-by-side for days at a time, methodically digging each furrow until all the potatoes are harvested. Alvaro's youngest daughter watches the elders work while her sisters and cousins tend to a herd of sheep. In the campo everyone has a responsibility to make the family farm run effectively. Young children are often charged with watching herds of animals, while parents and other adults carryout the more difficult and laborious chores.
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