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My last photo showed the squalor and misery of the slums in Calcutta in late 1972, after the Bangladesh war had driven tens of thousands of people across the border.

But most people of the city lived normal lives also in those difficult days. Today I will show you three snapshots from various places in the city. None of them is anything special, and since they were all taken quickly, without much consideration, I don't remember anything from these moments.

This is just a mother and her child enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun shining on their house. Here is a larger version.

In the workshops you can see a street stall and workers at a building site.

All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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