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  • A laborer reaches to touch the Cuban flag during the annual May Day march in front of Revolutionary Square in Havana, Cuba.
  • Cubans play games on Playa Del Este outside of Havana, Cuba.
  • A man tames his pig who had recently given birth to eight piglets, in Regla, a suburb of Havana, Cuba.
  • A street vendor selling pastries wheels a cart down the streets of Central Havana one morning. New private business owners, known as "Cuentapropistas" are on the rise in Cuba, allowing citizens to make money for themselves the first time since 1959.
  • Children play in the streets of Havana, Cuba.
  • Women in the 'Circulo de Abuelos,' one of many exercise groups for senior women, goes through a routine in Old Havana.
  • An old car drives along the Malecon in Havana Cuba.
  • People hang out as others try to fix a car in Cerro, a neighborhood of Havana, Cuba.
  • Along with new money coming in from private businesses, Cubans now also can sell their cars or property.
  • The night life in Cuba is still a second industry, full of prostitutes and lonely tourists looking for a good time.
  • Dance party in Parque Villalon, Havana, Cuba. Despite the US Embargo, young Cubans wear clothing by major US brands and listen to top 40 music like Flo-Rida.
  • A famous hangout for tourists and Cubans alike, the Malecon.
  • Families enjoy a Saturday at Parque Ecologico Monte Barreto in the upscale suburb of Miramar in Havana, Cuba.
  • A private hair salon, Belleza Latina, named after the Univision reality TV show. Cubans are increasingly adopting style and fashion from what they see on cable TV, which is still illegal for citizens to have in their homes.
  • Cubans rush to fish from the top of a seaside shell castle in Havana, Cuba.
  • The Malecon, a wall running along the north side of Havana separating the city from the Gulf, is a popular spot for Cubans and tourists alike.
  • A couple kisses along the Malecon, a famous avenue along the water in Havana, Cuba. With new regulations passing, allowing some forms of capitalism, many Cubans are wondering if this is the beginning of moving from isolation to globalization.
  • A bustling private produce market in Havana Cuba shows the rise of Cuban farmers who are finding ways to make a living.
  • Since the new regulations have passed, dozens of theme and higher end restaurants have popped up all over Havana. This one, El Beduino" is a popular Middle Eastern themed restaurant with dancers Friday and Saturday nights. The owners, both Cuban, used to work for the Arab Union in Havana.
  • Adults and teens compete in racquetball at Parque Ecologico Monte Barreto in the upscale suburb of Miramar in Havana, Cuba.
  • Rooster fighting, a state run sport, and popular investment for the wealthy, is now more accessible to more Cubans with private businesses burgeoning.
  • Next to an old shoe shine business, a new privately owned store sells shirts and jewelry to shoppers in Old Havana. These new stores sell everything from importing clothing from Miami to bootleg DVDs.
  • A statue of Jose Marti pointing at the US Interests section in Havana, Cuba. Although the statue is part of the anti-imperialist plaza, many Cubans joke that Marti is suggesting where Cubans should go to reach their dreams.
  • Hotel staff stand outside a closed 'balnearios' in the suburb of Miramar. Cuba depends heavily on tourism for their economy, and citizens remain hopeful that Americans will someday be a part of that.