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Moments from Brazil Ox Cart Festival

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Published : Jul 31, 2017, 11:05 am IST
Updated : Aug 27, 2017, 12:23 pm IST
Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (Photo: AP)
Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (Photo: AP)
A cowboy drives his team of oxen, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The cart with wooden wheels and pulled by teams of oxen was extensively used to transport trade goods and supplies between the cities of the interior and the capital in the coast. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowboy drives his team of oxen, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The cart with wooden wheels and pulled by teams of oxen was extensively used to transport trade goods and supplies between the cities of the interior and the capital in the coast. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
"Dionisio of the Accordion," plays during the dance at the camp, the night before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Dionisio plays regional favorites to the delight of the partygoers. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A woman prepares breakfast on the camp fire at sunrise, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during Ox Cart Festival inVazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A woman prepares breakfast on the camp fire at sunrise, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during Ox Cart Festival inVazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowboy rears up his horse before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowboy rears up his horse before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
The shadow of a cowboy is projected on his ox, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The ox carts will travel 20 km. up the Serra da Boa Vista driving through winding dirt roads and steep cliff sides in a display of ability. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
The shadow of a cowboy is projected on his ox, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The ox carts will travel 20 km. up the Serra da Boa Vista driving through winding dirt roads and steep cliff sides in a display of ability. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowgirl puts on her boots at sunrise, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowgirl puts on her boots at sunrise, before the ascent to the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival in Vazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowboy takes cover from the sun under an umbrella as he drives his ox cart through the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival inVazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A cowboy takes cover from the sun under an umbrella as he drives his ox cart through the Serra da Boa Vista, during the Ox Cart Festival inVazante, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Farmers in the region use the corn harvest period in July to revive the tradition of traveling hundreds of miles in their ox carts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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