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Typical Costume #2

...and would you just look at those shady spectators in the background? They're just waiting for a break in the action...
Carnival and the Salt Flats

April 2nd 2007
NOTE, PLEASE: The photos here were not taken by me. The Oruro Carnival photos are from Irish Guy (my friend Karl, who didn't know this: "Jeez, Mary, you took a lot of pictures of girls' legs.") The Salt Flats pictures are Ben-from-England's. Many thanks to them. For my first South American carnival, I was determined to go somewhere particularly interesting. I set my sights on Oruro, on the Bol ... read more
South America » Bolivia

Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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