The faces of Istanbul

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Today I decided to focus on the people and atmosphere of Istanbul.  It’s a city of some 13 million people and it certain does feel like it!  There are big streets crammed with every type of vehicle and tiny streets crammed with every imaginable shop.  Many of the places certainly feel like tourist traps with hustlers vying for your money but you can easily duck into side streets where you get the impression that ordinary people are going about their ordinary lives.  I hope these photos capture some of the essence of a day in Istanbul: