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Photo gallery: Just seven remain in Cobbler Square

Published on Jan 25, 2013 5:30 AM

Fingers matted with glue and grime, seven elderly men sit hunched forward, replacing soles and mending the linings of worn-out shoes belonging to Singapore’s shuffling masses.

They work quietly amid the thronging crowds of the busy Eu Tong Sen Street, which has come to be known as Cobbler Square.