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Danza de los voladores de Papantla (Dance of the flyers)

After climbing a 30 meter pole, a man plays the flute while the rest of the men spin on ropes connected to their feet. La danza de los voladores de Papantla (The dance of the flyers) is a ceremony that dates back to the pre-Hispanic era and performed to ask the Gods for rain and fertility for the crops.

 

Photo credit: Perla Hernandez

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Taken on April 30, 2009