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Working-Class Beach for Peru's Capital
While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gated beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars and the price of bus fare.
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In this Jan. 20, 2013 photo, people wade on the shoreline of Agua Dulce beach, in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this Jan. 13, 2013 photo, uncooked bread covered sausage called "Caramandunga," cooked on the spot for clients in a small portable oven, are display on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to "Agua Dulce" beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this Jan. 13, 2013 photo, girls dress under a damaged umbrella on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this Jan. 18, 2013 photo, a man walks along the shoreline next to a message in the sand that reads in Spanish "I love you Alfonzo," on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this Jan. 17, 2013 photo, performers who also sell candies pose for a photo on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this March 3, 2013 photo, two beachgoers playfully wrestle in the sand on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this Jan. 22, 2013 photo, a man opens a can of peaches on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to "Agua Dulce" beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this March 3, 2013 photo, Adela Cabrera, 19, poses for a picture on a horse at Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. For five Peruvian soles or about two U.S. dollars beachgoers can pose for a photo to record their day at the beach, in front of backdrops of their choice that include forest landscapes, exotic beach scenes or atop horses. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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In this Jan. 27, 2013 photo, people rinse the sand and salt off their bodies at the fresh-water fountain fed by a spring that gives Agua Dulce beach its name in Lima, Peru. While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gate beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars, the price of bus fare to get there and home. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Working-Class Beach for Peru's Capital

While Lima's elite spends its summer weekends in gated beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thousands on a single municipal beach of grayish-brown sands and gentle waves. The only barrier to entry to Agua Dulce beach is two dollars and the price of bus fare.

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