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Darth Vader, Alien among revelers at Holy Week celebrations in Peru

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A boy poses for a picture with people wearing costumes of famous sci-fi movie characters during the Canaan fair, which is part of the Holy Week events in Ayacucho, Peru, on March 28, 2013. Catholics around the world commemorate Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday before celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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An indigenous woman walks at the Canaan fair.

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Living statues perform in front of a church as part of the Holy Week celebrations in Ayacucho.

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A dog rides a carousel during the Canaan fair.

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A boy rests during the Canaan fair.

Read more about Semana Santa in Ayacucho at about.com and see more of Rodrigo Abd's work on PhotoBlog:

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