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Pig Head in the Meat Market

Every Sunday my host mom and I go to the market and she teaches me how to barter for the cheapest combination of fruits and vegetables. This Sunday we ventured to the meat section. We walked through a line of stalls where women took massive, bloody chunks of various animal parts to a large carved out stump and split them with a cleaver. Continuing past this deli section, we came to the prepared food section, where whole pigs and cuy (guineau pigs) are displayed for purchase by the bustling crowd.

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Taken on January 22, 2012