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'Devilish' dancers take over highlands town in Ecuador
Every year, Ecuador's 'Diablada' festival fills 12 blocks of this town 60 miles south of Quito and ends on Three Kings Day, the Roman Catholic holiday celebrated on Jan. 6
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CORRECTS LENGTH OF FESTIVAL FROM EIGHT TO SIX DAYS - A man dressed as a 'devil' dances during the âDiabladaâ festival, in Pillaro, Ecuador, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. 'Devilsâ invade this highlands town just before New Yearâs and take over its streets for six days, donning fearful masks to dance to the rhythms of local bands. The masks that participants don typically include enormous horns, pointed ears and diabolical smiles. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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CORRECTS LENGTH OF FESTIVAL FROM EIGHT TO SIX DAYS - Two boys watch visitors and residents take part in the Diablada festival, in Pillaro, Ecuador, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. 'Devils invade this highlands town just before New Years and take over its streets for six days, donning fearful masks to dance to the rhythms of local bands. Plenty of liquor is imbibed and local fare consumed and street vendors take advantage of the influx of thousands of tourists to sell their wares. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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Bailarines de linea, or line dancers, mark the start of their group's procession to downtown Pillaro, Ecuador, Tuesday,Jan.5, 2016, to take part in the Diablada festival. Diabladas are held annually in several Andean nations. They mix pre-colonial with Catholic traditions, celebrating the clash of good and evil. One popular explanation for the Pillaro version is that it began as a way for men to anonymously court women. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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CORRECTS LENGTH OF FESTIVAL FROM EIGHT TO SIX DAYS - A man dressed as a 'devil' takes part in the Diablada festival, in Pillaro, Ecuador, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. 'Devils invade this highlands town just before New Years and take over its streets for six days, donning fearful masks to dance to the rhythms of local bands. The annual festival fills blocks of this Andean town south of Quito and ends on Three Kings Day, the Roman Catholic holiday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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A musician jokes around with a monkey mask as he waits for his group to begin their procession to downtown Pillaro, Ecuador, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, to take part in the Diablada festival. Diabladas are held annually in several Andean nations. They mix pre-colonial with Catholic traditions, celebrating the clash of good and evil. One popular explanation for the Pillaro version is that it began as a way for men to anonymously court women. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

'Devilish' dancers take over highlands town in Ecuador

Every year, Ecuador's 'Diablada' festival fills 12 blocks of this town 60 miles south of Quito and ends on Three Kings Day, the Roman Catholic holiday celebrated on Jan. 6

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