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In Mexican town, goat's-blood is the lifeblood of its identity and tradition
Every October, Huajuapan, a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is taken over by a bloody festival of slaughtering goats to cure the meat that involves all the residents.
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Goats before the slaughter. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Goat stomach contents. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Goat stomachs in a wheelbarrow. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Isidro Ponce. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Goat udders are hung out to dry in the sun to be turned into leather. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Goat meat being set out to cure in the sun. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Goat meat setting out in the sun to cure. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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A chicken mixes among the goat meat being set out to cure in the sun. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Adelina Soriano making mole de caderas -- hip sauce. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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Goat bones being boiled. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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The fetal goats are also eaten. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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A bucketful of goat's blood that's destined to be made into sauce. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

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An unborn goat somehow survives the macabre festival. (Photo: Alasdair Braverstock/Fox News Latino)

In Mexican town, goat's-blood is the lifeblood of its identity and tradition

Every October, Huajuapan, a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is taken over by a bloody festival of slaughtering goats to cure the meat that involves all the residents.

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