Photos of the Week: March 6, 2023
Mongolian Students Celebrate Lunar New Year; Teacher Demonstrates Pre-Hispanic Calculator; Buenos Aires Book Vendor Packages Orders; and more.
Gisela Gómez teaches how to calculate with a nepohualtzintzin, a pre-Hispanic tool used in the Maya, Olmec and Mexica cultures, in Tecámac, State of Mexico. “It’s a way of preserving our history,” Gómez says, “but it’s also a very useful instrument for children to arrive at mathematics from a spiritual approach.”
Román Molina, 17, packages books in plastic bags at a book-fair stand in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Every day, Molina puts together the orders he gets via social media. He says his favorite part of the job is interacting with clients, who sometimes have a “good vibe” and recommend books.
Emilio Vázquez plays saxophone on Paseo de la Princesa in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vázquez, who has played for 40 years in various groups, says there have been fewer performances over the past three years. He now takes advantage of tourist traffic to play the music of renowned Puerto Rican composers.