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78
MAY 2013
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY T IM BERTOCCI
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HAVANA , CUBA
Enter your photography to be featured in Local Lens! Images must be high resolution
(at least 300 dpi at 8 x 10”). Please submit a short description of the scene/event, as well
as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used, to
locallens@afsa.org.
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he Malecón (“Sea Wall”) in Havana tells a great deal about
life in modern-day Cuba. Like much of the architecture that
is its backdrop, the wall is something of an anachronism.
Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the frst half
of the 20th century, the four-mile-long esplanade is a popular social
magnet, refecting the many facets of the country’s society and serv-
ing as a gathering place where both Cubans and tourists interact.
As it has done for many decades, the Malecón continues to serve
as a window into Cuba’s soul.
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Tim Bertocci is an FSO posted to Havana as a vice consul. It is his frst over-
seas tour. He took this picture in the fall of 2012 with a Canon Rebel, with a
Canon 70-200mm L Lens.