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Uros Islands - Big Fish Island by TarJakArt Uros Islands - Big Fish Island by TarJakArt
On Lake Titicaca, one ancient people, the Uros, live on islands made of living reeds that float around the lake. The Uros people have been living on the lake for hundreds of years—they were forced to take up residence on the floating islands when the Incas expanded onto their land. In the shadow of the Andes, on the world’s highest navigable lake, they make their living from fishing and from selling their reed handicrafts to tourists.  Each island has a watchtower totem which the locals use to spot smoke or approaching boats.
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