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RTR1RI10
5 Jul. 2007
Weavers look out of a window at a handloom workshop... more
INDIA-WEAVERS/
RTR1RI10
5 Jul. 2007
Varanasi, India
Weavers look out of a window at a handloom workshop in the northern Indian city of Varanasi June 10, 2007. The northern city of Varanasi is to handloom saris what Darjeeling is to tea. Yet despite producing some of the most coveted saris in the Indian subcontinent, the weavers -- said to number between 200,000 and 500,000 -- have never been rich. Now, with the market flooded with cheap machine-made saris, they are poorer than ever with some turning to farming and manual labour and others resorting to begging. Picture taken June 10, 2007. To match feature INDIA-WEAVERS/ REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
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