women plucking tea leaves in tea plantation (india)

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Women harvesting tea leaves in a tea plantation (India)

The women have a stick that they use to measure the height of the tea bushes.­ Only leaves and buds that are above the height of the stick can be picked-up.­

They put the harvested tea leaves in a bag on their back, that they hold with straps over their head.­

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India 2013
National Highway 31, Paschim Madati, West Bengal 734426, India