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I seldom post photographs with people as subjects but today I thought by way of a change from my South African road trip pictures I would post a shot taken in Khorixas earlier this year.
Khorixas is a small town, once the administrative capital of Damaraland, but today little more than a quick refuelling stop on the Etosha to Swakopmund road. Heat and dust, poverty and hopelessness are the words, that to me, best describe it. As in many small towns in Namibia development seems to have passed it by. Young and old alike sit around looking dejected. For many the boredom, lack of employment and marginalisation is briefly forgotten through the magical elixir alcohol.
See the link for a recent newspaper report.
http://www.namibiansun.com/content/national-news/poor-drowning-their-sorrow-in-alcohol
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