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Confluence of pagan and Catholic cultures in Bolivian carnival

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Published : Feb 26, 2017, 3:51 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
The carnival is a religious festival dating back more than 200 years in an ongoing pagan-Catholic blend of religious practice in the region (Photo: AP)
The carnival is a religious festival dating back more than 200 years in an ongoing pagan-Catholic blend of religious practice in the region (Photo: AP)
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"Caporales" dancers perform during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia (Photo: AP)
"Caporales" dancers perform during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia (Photo: AP)
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Women performing traditional dance at the festival that celebrates a confluence of cultures (Photo: AP)
Women performing traditional dance at the festival that celebrates a confluence of cultures (Photo: AP)
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Osos dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during the Carnival of Oruro (Photo: AP)
Osos dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during the Carnival of Oruro (Photo: AP)
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It is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (Photo: AP)
It is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (Photo: AP)
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Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia (Photo: AP)
Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia (Photo: AP)
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Women perform a traditional "Morenada" dance during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia (Photo: AP)
Women perform a traditional "Morenada" dance during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia (Photo: AP)
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Pujllay dancers perform during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia, Saturday (Photo: AP)
Pujllay dancers perform during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia, Saturday (Photo: AP)
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