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Bolivia Carnival

A man dressed as the Carnival character Pepino poses for photos while waiting to compete in the election of Carnival characters known as Chuta, Pepino and Chola in La Paz, Bolivia Feb. 14, 2014. Bolivians compete in their local communities to be chosen as one of the three beloved Carnival characters who represent gaiety. The trio of Carnival royalty must be adept at spreading happiness and never tire of dancing, as those chosen attend all official Carnival events starting March 1.

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Yahoo Lifestyle Entertainment
10 March 2014

La Paz, Bolivia celebrates the Carnival before Ash Wednesday. Bolivians dressed as Carnival characters Chuta, Pepino and Chola compete in their local communities to be chosen as one of the three beloved Carnival characters. This trio of Carnival royalty, who represent gaiety, must be adept at spreading happiness and never tire of dancing, as those chosen attend all official Carnival events.

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