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Festival Held In Honor Of Saint James In Bolivia
The Aymara Indian community celebrates St. James in the days leading up to his feast day every year with an unusual dance.  
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In this July 19, 2013 photo, masked dancers parade through the streets during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. In the Bolivian highlands along the shores of Lake Titicaca, this Aymara Indian community celebrates St. James the weekend before his feast day on July 25. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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In this July 19, 2013 photo, a boat made of reeds that grow in Titicaca Lake crarries cakes on a lagoon during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. In the Bolivian highlands along the shores of Lake Titicaca, this Aymara Indian community celebrates St. James the weekend before his feast day on July 25. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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In this July 19, 2013 photo, dancers hold their masks as they pose for a portrait during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. In the Bolivian highlands along the shores of Lake Titicaca, this Aymara Indian community celebrates St. James the weekend before his feast day on July 25. (AP Photo/Juan Karita) (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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In this July 19, 2013 photo, a dancer holding his mask jumps form his team's boat made of reeds that grow in the Titicaca Lake after crossing a lagoon during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. According to tradition, those who fell into the water are expected to have bad luck in the coming year while those who do not fall will not. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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In this July 19, 2013 photo, masked dancers in costume parade during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. I have much faith, Ive been dancing for 25 years out of my devotion to Tata Santiago, said one of the festival organizers Guillermo Paton, using the Aymara word for lord or sir. Paton noted that the saints feast day is July 25, but the celebration is usually held a few days earlier. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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In this July 19, 2013 photo, a man climbs a ferris wheel during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. Carnival rides are set up as part of festivities in this Aymara Indian community that celebrates St. James the weekend before his feast day on July 25. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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In this July 19, 2013 photo, dancers hold their masks during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. In Guaqui, west of La Paz, dancers celebrated enthusiastically on Friday despite the winter cold. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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In this July 19, 2013 photo, dancers in costumes stand up as they dance in a boat made of reeds that grow in the Titicaca Lake as they cross a lagoon during a festival held in honor of Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia. On precarious boats floating in a small lagoon, teams of St. James devotees in colorful costumes dance to calm the saint before they seek his forgiveness and protection. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Festival Held In Honor Of Saint James In Bolivia

The Aymara Indian community celebrates St. James in the days leading up to his feast day every year with an unusual dance.  

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