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Little Darling | by Justin Korn
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Little Darling

This photograph was captured while on the Lares Trek during my trip to Peru in 2007. The Lares Trek is an alternative to doing the Inca Trail, though, this trek does not lead to Machu Picchu. The Lares Trek is an amazing 3 day hike through the beautiful Peruvian Andean mountains. I came across this little girl on day two of the trek. The day begun at 5:45am and the hiking started at 7:30. Through the day of hiking, we passed a few small villages, bumping into several kids along the way. These kids, for the most part, sit along the trail knowing trekkers are going to pass by eventually. We were advised not to provide them candy or money, but could provide them gifts. I took several pictures of all the kids we bumped into and it was a treat to see their faces after giving them a gift...their faces just lit up as I pulled them out of my bag.

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Taken on July 23, 2007