817-423794 - Saint-Emilion, in the Dordogne River Valley, Gironde region, Acquitaine, France, Flanders Poppies Papever rhoeas beside a field of grape vines, other common names: red field poppy, corn poppy, corn rose, red weed, coquelicot, also headache and headwark because the odor is said to cause a headache, May
857-15544 - Cuzco evangelist Raul Huaco stops for a prayer with friend Calixta Cruz in the village of Angostura, south of the city of Cuzco. Personal attention by local evangelists and the ability to participate in church services often attracts disenchanted Catholics who have little say in the operation of their churches. This image is part of a five-part series on the rise of evangelical Protestantism in Latin America.
857-15545 - I say yes to Jesus. And you? asks a banner on Rio de Janeiro's famous Ipanema beach. Known worldwide as a sun-drenched capital of flesh, Rio, where five new evangelical churches open every week, is "the center of the Pentecostal earthquake." This image is part of a five-part series on the rise of evangelical Protestantism in Latin America.
857-3694 - Cha-Cha'ac Ceremony. "Chac" is the Myan word for rain. This is a rain ceremony held in the middle of the growing season of corn to bring or to assure good rainfall for the crop. They decorate the bread with paste made up of ground squash seeds and wrap it in leaves to bake. The ceremony is held in a clearing near the village. An alter is built and a H'man (religious figure) is brought in to conduct the ceremony and say prayers. It is a combination of Catholic and Mayan gods and prayers.
1194-92 - CAMBODIA HIV+ couple making handicrafts. Toul Sambo village is a resettlement area outside of Phnom Penh. Set in rural tranquility surrounded by paddy fields, it is a peaceful place for its residents. A Caritas Cambodia project, it has two focus groups who live there. One group is largely HIV+ and used to reside in a Phnom Penh slum called Borey Kila, until they were evicted by the government who wanted to develop the land for offices and shopping malls. The other group consists of those made homeless when a river's bank subsided in their village, destroying their homes. At the home of Kea Nimal and Kem Sokhorn, both HIV+. They are very industrious working at home making paper bags and ornaments, some with recyclable materials. They can earn $12-$15 per 5-day working week, and live quite comfortably in their attractive home with TV, motor-cycle and other conveniences. They say they are much better off than in the crowded and unhealth slum of Borey Kila in Phnom Penh where they used to live. They get regular orders for the handicrafts they make. They stay healthy by taking ARVs, which are supplied free of charge by the Hope Organization. PHOTO by Sean Sprague
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