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PALERMO, ITALY - 18 JANUARY 2019: A young man carries pork on his shoulders on his way to deliver it to a butcher in the Ballarò market in Palermo, Italy, on January 18th 2019.
The historic market Ballarò of Palermo, in the neighbourhood known as Albergheria, is the oldest and biggest among the markets of the city.
For about half a century, after World War II, Ballarò was increasingly depopulated as families moved to airier suburbs. Today there are over 14 ethnicities in Ballarò and more than 25 languages spoken: migrant communities, students, professionals, historic merchants and new entrepreneurs coexist.
- ©2019 Gianni Cipriano
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