Photo of the Day

October 25, 2009

Life in Costa Rica, 1981

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

It's a hardscrabble life, but getting better, for Costa Rican campesinos such as this young woman in Guanacaste province.

From the National Geographic book National Geographic Image Collection.

Photograph by William Albert Allard

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