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November 12, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The band of men wallows waist-deep in the murky pond, frantically scrubbing mounds of multicolored clothes. Each washer has claimed a spot in the stagnant pool. The garments are strewn over tires moored in concrete to prevent the clothes from floating away. Welcome to Africa's largest outdoor launderette. There are no fancy coin-operated machines here, no sophisticated spin dryers, just hundreds of launderers whose daily labor produces a chorus of splashing, whacking and squelching.
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November 12, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The band of men wallows waist-deep in the murky pond, frantically scrubbing mounds of multicolored clothes. Each washer has claimed a spot in the stagnant pool. The garments are strewn over tires moored in concrete to prevent the clothes from floating away. Welcome to Africa's largest outdoor launderette. There are no fancy coin-operated machines here, no sophisticated spin dryers, just hundreds of launderers whose daily labor produces a chorus of splashing, whacking and squelching.
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