Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gathering Rice in Suriname

Greetings from Suriname
the land of hospitality and laughter

Indian women harvesting rice, Suriname, South America


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Suriname is a country in northern South America. It was a former colony of the British and of the Dutch, and was previously known as Dutch Guiana. Suriname achieved independence from the Netherlands on 25 November 1975.

At just under 165,000 km2 (64,000 sq mi) Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America (French Guiana comprises less territory, but is French territory).

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