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Updated On May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST
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A man holds his devil mask during the Corpus Christi celebrations in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. The festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A man holds his devil mask during the Corpus Christi celebrations in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. The festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP)

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A boy playfully teases another boy dressed in a traditional devil mask and costume during Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, on the streets of La Villa, Panama. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A boy playfully teases another boy dressed in a traditional devil mask and costume during Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, on the streets of La Villa, Panama. (AP)

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A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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Participants of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

Participants of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare performs to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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A family surrounds an altar outside their home to wait for the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare during the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The annual festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A family surrounds an altar outside their home to wait for the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare during the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The annual festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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A woman holds a candle as she stands among "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare during the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The annual festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A woman holds a candle as she stands among "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare during the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The annual festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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Tourists take position to watch a dancing devil parade during Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

Tourists take position to watch a dancing devil parade during Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. (AP)

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A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare wears a mask as they perform to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare wears a mask as they perform to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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Dancers wearing traditional devil masks and costumes dance during Corpus Christi celebrations on the streets of La Villa, Panama. The festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

Dancers wearing traditional devil masks and costumes dance during Corpus Christi celebrations on the streets of La Villa, Panama. The festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP)

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A man dressed in traditional costume as a "diablo" (devil) takes part in the traditional dance during the annual Corpus Christi celebration in La Chorrera on the outskirts of Panama City. The annual festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A man dressed in traditional costume as a "diablo" (devil) takes part in the traditional dance during the annual Corpus Christi celebration in La Chorrera on the outskirts of Panama City. The annual festival celebrates the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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Participants of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare pose with their masks to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

Participants of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare pose with their masks to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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The "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare dance to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

The "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare dance to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare dons a mask to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A participant of the "Diablos Danzantes" (Dancing Devils) of Yare dons a mask to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi in San Francisco de Yare. The dancers perform the ritual dance celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (Reuters)

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Men dressed as a dancing devils perform on the streets of San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela to mark the annual celebration of Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, on the streets of La Villa, Panama. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

Men dressed as a dancing devils perform on the streets of San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela to mark the annual celebration of Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, on the streets of La Villa, Panama. (AP)

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Devil masks lay on the ground during the annual commemoration of Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

Devil masks lay on the ground during the annual commemoration of Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. (AP)

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A mask sits on the ground during the annual commemoration of Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2013 08:00 PM IST

A mask sits on the ground during the annual commemoration of Corpus Christi, a festival celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine, in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela. (AP)

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