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Poverty tourism

I thought John Vahgatsi's letter (AP 13 April) on poverty voyeurism was very thought-provoking, and I don't really disagree with him.

There is one point, however, which I think is worth making. It is surely the case that there is much more going on in the streets of countries with warmer climates. There people naturally spend more time out on the streets, where they conduct their business and socialise.

On a cold day in Aberdeen the main streets can often be very quiet, the light muted and the colours drab, with much fewer opportunities for interesting street photos. Most folk are huddled indoors – in

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