On the outskirts of Lima, hundreds of householders salvage scant belongings in what is left of their homes after the Rimac River burst its banks in recent weeks amid Peru's worst flooding disaster in decades.
Many of the hardest hit are those who can least afford it - poor Peruvians who built their homes on cheap land near the river.
In what's left of Carlos Rojas' house a pink sign reading 'Baby Shower' hangs on a wall, one of the few things not coated with mud. It was for a party a couple of months ago for his baby daughter, the mechanic says. He brushes down a salvaged mattress. Not much else is left.
"All the things that cost me a lot of effort to earn went in no time at all," say Rojas. "There's no choice but to start again."