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A member of the Diablada  Urus group attends  the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia February 25, 2017. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

A member of the Diablada Urus group attends the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia February 25, 2017. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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28 Feb 2017 00:04:00
Independent miners transport llamas to sacrifice them for good fortune during the year as part of Andean carnival celebrations, outside the Mina Itos on the outskirts of Oruro, Bolivia February 24, 2017. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

Independent miners transport llamas to sacrifice them for good fortune during the year as part of Andean carnival celebrations, outside the Mina Itos on the outskirts of Oruro, Bolivia February 24, 2017. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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26 Feb 2017 00:03:00
Riot policemen launch tears gas canisters during clashes with coca growers from Yungas in La Paz, Bolivia February 21, 2017. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

Riot policemen launch tears gas canisters during clashes with coca growers from Yungas in La Paz, Bolivia February 21, 2017. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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24 Feb 2017 00:00:00
Aymara dolls are seen during the “Alasitas” fair, where people buy miniature versions of goods they hope to acquire in real life, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 24, 2017. Shoppers fill their baskets with miniature versions of things they desire – everything from cars, houses computers – to give to Ekeko the God of abundance, in the hope he will being therm good fortune. And it is all carried out with a priest’s blessing. Originally, the Festival of Alasitas was a celebration by farmers praying for plentiful crops.Today, the meaning amounts to the same only locals hope for more material goods. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

Aymara dolls are seen during the “Alasitas” fair, where people buy miniature versions of goods they hope to acquire in real life, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 24, 2017. Shoppers fill their baskets with miniature versions of things they desire – everything from cars, houses computers – to give to Ekeko the God of abundance, in the hope he will being therm good fortune. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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26 Jan 2017 12:56:00
A  decorated human skull or “natitas”, sits on a blanket inside the Cementerio General chapel, during the Natitas Festival celebrations, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Photo by Juan Karita/AP Photo)

A decorated human skull or “natitas”, sits on a blanket inside the Cementerio General chapel, during the Natitas Festival celebrations, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The “natitas” are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets believing they serve as protection, the tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church. (Photo by Juan Karita/AP Photo)
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09 Nov 2016 06:25:00
Aerial view of the “Viracocha III”, a boat made only from the totora reed, as it is being prepared to cross the Pacific from Chile to Australia on an expected six-month journey, La Paz, Bolivia, October 19, 2016. An expedition in a boat made only of reeds crafted by indigenous Bolivians is getting ready to cross the Pacific from South America to Australia, in a fresh attempt to prove that ancient mariners were capable of making the journey. Phil Buck, a 51-year-old explorer from the United States, already has led two similar expeditions and will captain the “Viracocha III” set to depart from northern Chile in February on an expected six-month journey. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

Aerial view of the “Viracocha III”, a boat made only from the totora reed, as it is being prepared to cross the Pacific from Chile to Australia on an expected six-month journey, La Paz, Bolivia, October 19, 2016. An expedition in a boat made only of reeds crafted by indigenous Bolivians is getting ready to cross the Pacific from South America to Australia, in a fresh attempt to prove that ancient mariners were capable of making the journey. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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20 Oct 2016 10:53:00
Mexican wrestler known as Mini Psycho walks inside the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe during the annual pilgrimage in Mexico City, Mexico August 25, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Mexican wrestler known as Mini Psycho walks inside the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe during the annual pilgrimage in Mexico City, Mexico August 25, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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27 Aug 2016 11:00:00
Skulls are seen at the witch doctor kiosk during the day of offerings to the “Pachamama” (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

Skulls are seen at the witch doctor kiosk during the day of offerings to the “Pachamama” (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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02 Aug 2016 08:11:00