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In Mexico, a decade of images shows Mennonites' traditions frozen in time

A girl poses for a picture with her horse near an agricultural field in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl poses for a picture with her horse near an agricultural field in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl poses for a picture with her horse near an agricultural field in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Girls play on swings outside a school in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, April 29, 2015. From schools to general stores, almost everything the Mennonites need they have built for themselves within the confines of their own communities. Mennonites generally finish school by the age of 12. Boys and girls sit separately in classrooms, just as men and women do in church pews on Sundays. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Girls play on swings outside a school in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, April 29, 2015. From schools to general stores, almost everything the Mennonites need they have built for themselves within the confines of...more

Girls play on swings outside a school in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, April 29, 2015. From schools to general stores, almost everything the Mennonites need they have built for themselves within the confines of their own communities. Mennonites generally finish school by the age of 12. Boys and girls sit separately in classrooms, just as men and women do in church pews on Sundays. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A father watches his son as he rides a horse outside his home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, October 22, 2014. Mennonites generally finish school by the age of 12. It is not uncommon to see a child younger than 10 operating a tractor or driving a horse-drawn buggy on the white, dusty roads within the community.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A father watches his son as he rides a horse outside his home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, October 22, 2014. Mennonites generally finish school by the age of 12. It is not uncommon to see a child younger than...more

A father watches his son as he rides a horse outside his home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico, October 22, 2014. Mennonites generally finish school by the age of 12. It is not uncommon to see a child younger than 10 operating a tractor or driving a horse-drawn buggy on the white, dusty roads within the community.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A horse and cart ride past an out-of-service fuel dispenser in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico May 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A horse and cart ride past an out-of-service fuel dispenser in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico May 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A horse and cart ride past an out-of-service fuel dispenser in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico May 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Children of the Harder family look at the carcass of a cow hanging from a harness outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico October 16, 2018. The community of El Sabinal, Spanish for "The Juniper", was founded nearly 30 years ago in the dry, desert-like terrain of Chihuahua. Today, Mennonite farmers have transformed it into fruitful farmland, often using antique farm equipment. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children of the Harder family look at the carcass of a cow hanging from a harness outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico October 16, 2018. The community of El Sabinal, Spanish for "The Juniper", was...more

Children of the Harder family look at the carcass of a cow hanging from a harness outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico October 16, 2018. The community of El Sabinal, Spanish for "The Juniper", was founded nearly 30 years ago in the dry, desert-like terrain of Chihuahua. Today, Mennonite farmers have transformed it into fruitful farmland, often using antique farm equipment. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Helena (L) and her sister Lizbeth (R) pose for a photograph outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Helena (L) and her sister Lizbeth (R) pose for a photograph outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Helena (L) and her sister Lizbeth (R) pose for a photograph outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A girls holds a basket at a supermarket at the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua September 29, 2012. Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico after they established themselves for the first time in the 1920s. Mennonites arrange their lives according to their religious beliefs; they have their own educational system and do not participate in the government or serve in the military. Their origins date back to Switzerland in the 16th century as part of the Reformation until a movement was founded by the Dutch priest Menno Simon who believed in a different interpretation of the scriptures, hence the name Mennonites, meaning "Followers of Menno".     REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girls holds a basket at a supermarket at the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua September 29, 2012. Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico after they established themselves for the first time in the 1920s....more

A girls holds a basket at a supermarket at the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua September 29, 2012. Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico after they established themselves for the first time in the 1920s. Mennonites arrange their lives according to their religious beliefs; they have their own educational system and do not participate in the government or serve in the military. Their origins date back to Switzerland in the 16th century as part of the Reformation until a movement was founded by the Dutch priest Menno Simon who believed in a different interpretation of the scriptures, hence the name Mennonites, meaning "Followers of Menno".    REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A child waves from a cart travelling through the snow, after attending church with his parents, in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child waves from a cart travelling through the snow, after attending church with his parents, in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child waves from a cart travelling through the snow, after attending church with his parents, in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A child from the Friessen family sucks a lollipop outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child from the Friessen family sucks a lollipop outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child from the Friessen family sucks a lollipop outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A girl walks amid pasture for animals in a field in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico November 6, 2014.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl walks amid pasture for animals in a field in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico November 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl walks amid pasture for animals in a field in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico November 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A girl from a Mennonite community hides between the skirts of Mennonite women during a meeting, El Cuervo, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl from a Mennonite community hides between the skirts of Mennonite women during a meeting, El Cuervo, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl from a Mennonite community hides between the skirts of Mennonite women during a meeting, El Cuervo, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A woman walks with her two children through an agricultural field in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, April 29, 2015.  
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A woman walks with her two children through an agricultural field in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, April 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A woman walks with her two children through an agricultural field in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, April 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Children from the Mennonite community attend a class at their school in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico October 12, 2012.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children from the Mennonite community attend a class at their school in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children from the Mennonite community attend a class at their school in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Girls stand outside a house at the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua September 29, 2012. Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico after they established themselves for the first time in the 1920s. Mennonites arrange their lives according to their religious beliefs; they have their own educational system and do not participate in the government or serve in the military. Their origins date back to Switzerland in the 16th century as part of the Reformation until a movement was founded by the Dutch priest Menno Simon who believed in a different interpretation of the scriptures, hence the name Mennonites, meaning "Followers of Menno".    REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Girls stand outside a house at the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua September 29, 2012. Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico after they established themselves for the first time in the 1920s. Mennonites...more

Girls stand outside a house at the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua September 29, 2012. Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico after they established themselves for the first time in the 1920s. Mennonites arrange their lives according to their religious beliefs; they have their own educational system and do not participate in the government or serve in the military. Their origins date back to Switzerland in the 16th century as part of the Reformation until a movement was founded by the Dutch priest Menno Simon who believed in a different interpretation of the scriptures, hence the name Mennonites, meaning "Followers of Menno".   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A girl sits on a tractor in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 29, 2012.     REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl sits on a tractor in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl sits on a tractor in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A woman from a Mennonite community milks a cow in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A woman from a Mennonite community milks a cow in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A woman from a Mennonite community milks a cow in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Women leave church after attending Sunday mass in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Women leave church after attending Sunday mass in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Women leave church after attending Sunday mass in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Community leaders speak in front of a church after celebrating a wedding in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Community leaders speak in front of a church after celebrating a wedding in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Community leaders speak in front of a church after celebrating a wedding in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Horses tied to carts stand in the snow outside a church in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Horses tied to carts stand in the snow outside a church in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Horses tied to carts stand in the snow outside a church in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Girls read the Bible at their school in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 19, 2012.    REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Girls read the Bible at their school in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Girls read the Bible at their school in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Two boys play near their homes in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Two boys play near their homes in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Two boys play near their homes in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Denim trousers are seen hanging to dry outside a house in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Denim trousers are seen hanging to dry outside a house in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Denim trousers are seen hanging to dry outside a house in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Girls harvest strawberries outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Girls harvest strawberries outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Girls harvest strawberries outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A dead horse lies in an area affected by drought, in the municipality of Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A dead horse lies in an area affected by drought, in the municipality of Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A dead horse lies in an area affected by drought, in the municipality of Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Young people buy food for their animals in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico May 1, 2015.    REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Young people buy food for their animals in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico May 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Young people buy food for their animals in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico May 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Agatha (C) uses her mobile phone as her sisters (L to R) Ana, Elena, Catalina and Margarita surround her outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern state of Chihuahua February 16, 2012.    REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Agatha (C) uses her mobile phone as her sisters (L to R) Ana, Elena, Catalina and Margarita surround her outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern state of Chihuahua February 16, 2012.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Agatha (C) uses her mobile phone as her sisters (L to R) Ana, Elena, Catalina and Margarita surround her outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires in the northern state of Chihuahua February 16, 2012.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Children wait for the bus to school, outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico April 30, 2015.    REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children wait for the bus to school, outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children wait for the bus to school, outside their home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A child plays with a kite outside his home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child plays with a kite outside his home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A child plays with a kite outside his home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A girl plays on a swing in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl plays on a swing in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A girl plays on a swing in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Children of the Friessen family play outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Chihuahua, Ascension, Mexico September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children of the Friessen family play outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Chihuahua, Ascension, Mexico September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children of the Friessen family play outside their home in the Mennonite community of El Sabinal, Chihuahua, Ascension, Mexico September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A Mennonite displays a photograph of his ancestors in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 15, 2018. The Mennonite community in Chihuahua can trace its roots as far back as a century ago, when the first such settlers came seeking ideal farming land, isolation from the outside world and the preservation of their religion.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A Mennonite displays a photograph of his ancestors in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 15, 2018. The Mennonite community in Chihuahua can trace its roots as far back as a century ago, when the first such...more

A Mennonite displays a photograph of his ancestors in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 15, 2018. The Mennonite community in Chihuahua can trace its roots as far back as a century ago, when the first such settlers came seeking ideal farming land, isolation from the outside world and the preservation of their religion.   REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Young Mennonites celebrate a wedding in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Young Mennonites celebrate a wedding in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Young Mennonites celebrate a wedding in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Mennonites make their way to a cemetery during the funeral of a member of their community, in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Mennonites make their way to a cemetery during the funeral of a member of their community, in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Mennonites make their way to a cemetery during the funeral of a member of their community, in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Catalina rides a skateboard outside her home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Catalina rides a skateboard outside her home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Catalina rides a skateboard outside her home in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Dresses hang on a line outside a house in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Mexico October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Dresses hang on a line outside a house in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Mexico October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Dresses hang on a line outside a house in the Mennonite community of Buenos Aires, Janos, Mexico October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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