Colombia donkey parade

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A baby donkey named Demo belonging to Colombian attorney Silvio Carrasquilla, dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party, stands where it was placed in a pose by Carrasquilla between the US and the Colombian flags, at his home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one fan of US President Barack Obama, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

A baby donkey named Demo belonging to Colombian attorney Silvio Carrasquilla, dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party, stands where it was placed in a pose by Carrasquilla between the US and the Colombian flags, at his home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one fan of US President Barack Obama, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

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A friend of Colombian attorney Silvio Carrasquilla dresses a baby donkey Demo as the mascot of the US Democratic Party in front of a poster of US President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla's home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas.

A friend of Colombian attorney Silvio Carrasquilla dresses a baby donkey Demo as the mascot of the US Democratic Party in front of a poster of US President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla's home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas.

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A donkey foal named Demo by its owner, Silvio Carrasquilla, stands dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party as a worker paints Carrasquilla's house to welcome President Barack Obama to the VI America's Summit to be held in Cartagena, in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

A donkey foal named Demo by its owner, Silvio Carrasquilla, stands dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party as a worker paints Carrasquilla's house to welcome President Barack Obama to the VI America's Summit to be held in Cartagena, in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

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A baby donkey named Demo by its owner Silvio Carrasquilla stands dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party in front of a poster of US President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla's home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

A baby donkey named Demo by its owner Silvio Carrasquilla stands dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party in front of a poster of US President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla's home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

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An elderly man rides a donkey during a traditional parade of donkeys in Turbaco, some 20 km south of Cartagena, Colombia. Leaders of the western hemisphere, including President Barack Obama, will meet for the 6th Summit of the Americas April 15 and April 16 in Cartagena. AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza

An elderly man rides a donkey during a traditional parade of donkeys in Turbaco, some 20 km south of Cartagena, Colombia. Leaders of the western hemisphere, including President Barack Obama, will meet for the 6th Summit of the Americas April 15 and April 16 in Cartagena. AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza

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A baby donkey named Demo by its owner, Silvio Carrasquilla, stands dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party behind a poster of US President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla's home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the America. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

A baby donkey named Demo by its owner, Silvio Carrasquilla, stands dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party behind a poster of US President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla's home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the America. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

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Silvio Carrasquilla poses with his baby donkey Demo, which he dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party, as he stands between the US and the Colombian flags, at his home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

Silvio Carrasquilla poses with his baby donkey Demo, which he dressed as the mascot of the US Democratic Party, as he stands between the US and the Colombian flags, at his home in Turbaco, near Cartagena. Carrasquilla, Turbaco's former mayor who considers himself Colombia's number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the US flag to celebrate Obama's arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas. Reuters/Joaquin Sarmiento

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People hold a banner with an image of President Barack Obama during a traditional parade of donkeys in Turbaco, some 20 km south of Cartagena, Colombia. Leaders of the western hemisphere, including Obama, will meet for the 6th Summit of the Americas April 15 and April 16 in Cartagena. AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza

People hold a banner with an image of President Barack Obama during a traditional parade of donkeys in Turbaco, some 20 km south of Cartagena, Colombia. Leaders of the western hemisphere, including Obama, will meet for the 6th Summit of the Americas April 15 and April 16 in Cartagena. AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza

UPDATED ON APR 12, 2012 01:50 PM IST
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