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We ran into this family on election day. They were walking over the mountain from the next town over, where they had probably gone so the mother could vote. Children often have important family responsibilities, like carrying babies, firewood, and other essentials wrapped in their carrying cloths (mantas in Spanish, or llikllas in Quechua). Nos encontramos con esta familia en el día de las elecciones. Estaban cruzando el cerro desde un pueblo vecino, donde probablemente habían ido para que la mamá pudiera votar. Los niños tienen responsabilidades familiares importantes, como cargar a los bebes, la leña para cocinar y otros víveres envueltos en sus mantas, o llikllas en quechua.