Postcards from readers: Help at hand

The photographer: Susan Stratton of Sacramento

Behind the lens: This picture was taken in Madagascar. It shows a family in their cart pulled by a zebu (local breed of small cattle), stopping to look at our car stuck in the mud. The woman has her face smeared with mud, which is a traditional method of sun protection in Madagascar. They got out of the cart and came over to help us push, and we eventually got going again.

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