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[:RU]The other side of Havana.[:]

[:RU]December 17 Cuba and the United States restored diplomatic relations, and Liberty Island was back in the spotlight. Havana appearance familiar to us on tourist photos: rum, cigars, vintage cars and Che Guevara. But the French photographer Sarah Caron removed and the other side of the city: night life, sexual minorities, «Jineterismo» and teenagers who dream to leave.

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Girl holding a mobile phone — and calls from a landline telephone. Cellular communication in Cuba is still quite expensive, so fixed-line phones are still widely used.

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Employees of the state bar in Havana bored. To sell almost nothing, and visitors can not see.

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In an effort to attract the attention of foreigners, «Jineterismo» brought to the beach unusual doll — attribute Santeria, common in Cuba syncretic religion, many elements of which are similar to voodoo. «Jineterismo» — Cuban slang term for prostitutes who specialize in international clients. Number of sex tourists in Cuba is growing rapidly, although the government and try to hide this phenomenon.

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Armando Batista Ricard at his home in Havana. Armando — grandson of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who defected from Cuba, was defeated by revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Armando house looks like a museum of the revolution. Hard to say what was the reason: sympathy for the revolutionaries, in which he confesses, or fear of persecution.

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Transvestite Venezuelan origin celebrates its tenth anniversary in the theater room and photographed with a fan. Several decades of state considered gay, lesbian and transgender counter-revolutionaries, but in recent years the attitude towards them noticeably softened. However, most Cubans still perceives them with a great deal of prejudice.

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Young people listen to music from your smartphone. In recent years, many Cubans has got mobile phones. But the connection is expensive, and young people often use them as a music player.

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Rap musicians Clement Leordanis and Andy after the occupation of physical training.

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The bride goes to the ceremony on vintage American convertible, driven girl’s father and uncle.

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Fashion show of Cuban designer Ariel Napoles in the National Museum of Art in Havana.

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Dog Show in Havana. Rich Cubans spend about $ 15 for each trip to the grooming salon with your pet. For comparison — the majority of the inhabitants of Cuba earns about $ 20 a month.

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The girls in the classroom in a private school model. The school has no spaces or special classes, and classes are held in the street. Earn a model in Cuba is practically impossible, so for signs of schools are often hidden organization where girls are taught to be «Jineterismo» or prostitutes.

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Private nail salon in Old Havana. The owner of the casts of hands of the client, and her cousin listens to music from his laptop. Laptop her brother sent from Miami. Recent economic reforms have allowed private enterprise, as a result across the country opened a lot of small companies like this.

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The boy, who was born during the «special period in peacetime revolution», walking down the street of Old Havana. Passes graffiti depicting Che Guevara. The most westernized generation of Cubans interested only to parties and making money — no matter what method.

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Auto mechanic Miguel makes a smoke in his workshop in the village of Alamar, 20 kilometers from Havana. In Cuba, there are restrictions on the import of spare parts and mechanics differ Cuban ingenuity. You can easily find a vintage American car of the 1950s with an automatic transmission made in Korea or Japan.

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Strippers perform in a nightclub. Nightlife with renewed vigor returned to Havana, and the city gradually begins to resemble pre-revolutionary Cuba in the best traditions.

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Shirai, 17-year-old ambitious model looking «cute alien who will take her to Cuba.»

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