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© Ami Vitale / Panos Pictures.Guinea Bissau..Uma balde prepares the rice for dinner in the West African country of Guinea Bissau. The women in this culture do all of the labor intensive agricultural work as well as the household chores.   Guinea Bissau is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world and has just emerged from a civil war but still village life has remained unchanged.  (Photo by Ami Vitale)