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Ahead of May Day, AFP reporters, video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies.One of Bogota's street clerks, she has spent the last 40 years typing up countless thousands of documents.With a mop of gray curls, this 74-year-old is one of the few people left in Ecuador who still practices the ancient, demanding work of a washerwoman – a trade that is increasingly rare due to the widespread use of domestic washing machines.You can scrub things better by hand," Veloz tells AFP with pride as she pours a jar of freezing water from the Andes over a jacket.For more than five decades she has been working at the Ermita, a public laundry in the colonial center of Quito with her rectangular stone, tank of water and various wires for hanging things out to dry. Chi-kai became one of only around 30 masters of the craft in Hong Kong, even in neon's heyday.
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