Bolivia's Oruro Carnival wows with stunning costumes and parades
About 25,000 dancers take part in Bolivia's biggest tourist attraction, which brings as many as half a million people to the sleepy town. (All Photos: AP)
About 25,000 dancers take part in Bolivia's biggest tourist attraction, which brings as many as half a million people to the sleepy town. (All Photos: AP)
A dancer performs during carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. The Carnival of Oruro which is a religious festival dating back more than 2000 years in an ongoing pagan-catholic blend of religious practice in the region, and is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. (Photo: AP)
A dancer performs during carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. The Carnival of Oruro which is a religious festival dating back more than 2000 years in an ongoing pagan-catholic blend of religious practice in the region, and is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. (Photo: AP)
Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils, during carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. Next to Rio de Janeiro, the mountain mining town is host to one of the largest carnivals in South America. (Photo: AP)
Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils, during carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. Next to Rio de Janeiro, the mountain mining town is host to one of the largest carnivals in South America. (Photo: AP)
Traditional "Morenada" dancers perform during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia. The festival seas an estimated participation of thousands dancers and hundreds marching bands. (Photo: AP)
Traditional "Morenada" dancers perform during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia. The festival seas an estimated participation of thousands dancers and hundreds marching bands. (Photo: AP)
Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during Carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Dancers perform the traditional "Diablada" or Dance of the Devils during Carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Thobas dancers perform during the carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Thobas dancers perform during the carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Women perform in the traditional "Morenada" dance during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Women perform in the traditional "Morenada" dance during the Carnival of Oruro, in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Morenada Dancers perform in the carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)
Morenada Dancers perform in the carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia. (Photo: AP)