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Inmates prepare for Peru's independence day celebrations

Inmates prepare to parade the courtyard of a pavilion at the Lurigancho prison on July 26, 2012.

By Mariana Bazo / Reuters

Lurigancho prison, with more than 9,000 inmates, organized a military parade to celebrate Peru's Independence and promote the integration of prisoners into society, according to their press release. Peru will celebrate its Independence Day on July 28.

Inmates and police sing the national anthem as they watch a parade to celebrate Peru's Independence at the Lurigancho prison on July 26.

Inmates march to celebrate Peru's Independence on July 26.

An inmate decorates the fence of Lurigancho prison during Independence celebrations on July 26.

Inmates weave bracelets in their rooms on July 26.

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