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Fewer nomadic gypsies wander Romanian landscape

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A child plays in a nomadic Roma camp near Bucharest, Romania. All photos for this post were shot by EPA photographer Mihai Barbu on May 10, but made available to msnbc.com today.

A family in a nomadic Roma gypsy camp near Bucharest, Romania.

A Roma family in a nomadic gypsy camp near the village of Valea Stanii, east of Bucharest, Romania.

Roma children gather in a nomadic gypsy camp near Bucharest, Romania.

Fewer and fewer nomadic gypsies still wander the roads of Romania as people have stopped buying their traditional hand-made pans and buckets. Most Romas abandoned the gypsy way of life and left to work in western Europe or switched to collecting scrap metal in Romania.

All photos for this post were shot by EPA photographer Mihai Barbu on May 10, but made available to msnbc.com today.

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