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Trading for Conch Shells
Cabarete, like innumerable beach towns across the globe, has its fair share of hawkers who stroll the beach in the hopes of selling souvenirs.

While fruit, sunglasses, and homemade jewelry are staples across the globe, it's unique to find merchants who are selling conch shells as bargainable, beachfront curios.

Here, at an early morning gathering of independent, freelance conch merchants, shells trade hands with the conch wholesaler as prices are debated and bargained.

Cabarete, Dominican Republic