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Quechua Indian Festival Dancer, Cuzco, Peru
Submitted: Aug 26, '07
Great Travel Moment
The boom of bass drums and the pop-pop-pop of fireworks woke me from my deep sleep. I got out of bed and opened the old wooden shutter of my hostel window to see what was going on. Down below the streets of Cuzco, Peru were filled with dancers in colorful costumes and musicians playing pan pipes, flutes, drums, horns and other instruments. I threw on some clothes, grabbed my camera and ran out of the hotel to shoot some pictures. Immediately outside, a boisterous Quechua Indian wearing a pink-toned mask mocking the facial features of the early colonial rulers caught my eye. Click.