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Venezuela's "Devil Dancing" Festival
Thousands packed the narrow streets of this centuries-old coastal town of Corpus Christi.
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A man smokes a cigar before participating at the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Spanish conquerors and Catholic priests presented dancing devils ceremonies to Latin America's African slave population 200 years ago, who adopted them incorporating drums. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A man dressed as a devil takes a break without his mask during the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Pablo Roberto Izaguirre Lopez, 74, takes a break during the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A man dressed as a devil holds an animal mask during the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A girl dressed as a dancing devil, wearing an animal mask decorated with a hair bow, dances during a traditional celebration in Naiguata, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The dancing devil ceremony comes the day before the Catholic holiday of Corpus Christi. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A man dressed as a devil, dances during the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A person's shirt is covered by the face of a devil during a traditional dancing devil celebration in Naiguata, Venezuela, Wednesday June 22, 2011. The dancing devil ceremony comes the day before the Catholic holiday of Corpus Christi. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A woman wearing an fish mask dances during the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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A man dressed as a devil dances during the celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Participants dressed as devils take a break during celebrations of the Catholic Corpus Christi in Naiguata, Venezuela, Thursday, June 23, 2011.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Venezuela's "Devil Dancing" Festival

Thousands packed the narrow streets of this centuries-old coastal town of Corpus Christi.

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