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JUNE 2006: Flag seller
June 2006, the month of the soccer World Cup in Germany. Also Belo Horizonte suffered from soccer fever in the first weeks of this month. Retailers were doing good business with the sales of everything that was yellow, green, and blue: the colors of the Brazilian flag and the Brazilian soccer team. Especially the shirts of Ronaldinho, Robinho and Kaká were very popular. They were available in the sports stores, as well in barracks in the streets. The barracks offer cheaper shirts from the parallel market. Brazilians adore walking around in soccer shirts: with the names of the soccer heroes of the national team or of their favorite local team. You don’t need to watch an important match in order to find out who had become the winner: the following day, the streets are dominated by the shirts of the winning team. Flags are also popular. This girl tries to sell her merchandise at a busy intersection. Selling flags at the time of the World Cup will provide her some nice extra income.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014