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PALERMO, ITALY - 17 JANUARY 2019: Osas Egbon (38, left, from Nigeria), President of the association "Donne di Benin City" (Women of Benin City), chats other Nigerian women in Palermo, Italy, on January 17th 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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