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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Photos of the Day: July 20, 2013

78 year old street barber Mr Thuan, smokes a pipe as he waits for customers at his roadside barber shop on July 20, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Mr Thaun has been a street barber for over 30 years after serving in the Vietnamese military. Hanoi's street barbers are a tradition that stretches back to the 18th century. On average a haircut will cost between 1 and 4 USD depending on the fame of the barber and if you are a regular or not. Many of the barbers are ex-military personnel, retired from service and looking to keep busy or to help cover weekly expenses for their families.