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Sense of Style

Sense of Style
Photograph by Steve McCurry

Spruced up for a day of shopping, a nomad woman blossoms during a trip to Jyekundo. In areas high above the tree line, where summer flowers have a hard time growing, the landscape can be almost monotone. To brighten their world, Tibetans often paint their buildings in dazzling hues and give their outfits a bit of flash—in this case a vivid blouse, some colorful trim, and even a festive sprig stuck in a hat.



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