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Philippines

1910

 
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Rice Planting Philippine Islands

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Traditional wet rice planting involves hard physical labor

The rice seeds are planted in straight lines under water, so as to discourage weed growth in the rice fields. The carabou, or water buffalo, seen in the background of the image, are used to trample the soil and to pull the plows. Note the difference in dress between the traditional native peasant and the
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