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Bolivia's indigenous mark 'Palm Sunday' with annual fair

Updated : April 14, 2019 01:41 PM IST

Thousands of indigenous people are marking Palm Sunday with an annual agricultural fair in the suburbs of one of Bolivia's largest cities. The so-called Palm Sunday Fair, which began as a way to recreate the livestock markets of biblical times, is currently dominated by all sorts of informal trade. But the sale and purchase of animals still thrives.

A couple arrive on their motorcycle to the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A couple arrive on their motorcycle to the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Children run through the midway as workers slowly help fairgoers off a Ferris wheel at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Children run through the midway as workers slowly help fairgoers off a Ferris wheel at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A seller parcels out barely to his horses at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A seller parcels out barely to his horses at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Fairgoers walk up a steep pathway at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Fairgoers walk up a steep pathway at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Fairgoers examine the flocks of sheep for sale at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Fairgoers examine the flocks of sheep for sale at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Two women barter over the price of sheep at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Two women barter over the price of sheep at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A woman walks past a carnival booth lined with weight scales and signs that read in Spanish:
A woman walks past a carnival booth lined with weight scales and signs that read in Spanish: "Control your weight" at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Carts without motors designed for children to pedal around the fairgrounds sit parked at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Carts without motors designed for children to pedal around the fairgrounds sit parked at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A seller tries to get his rearing horse under control as he readies the horse for a buyer, at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A seller tries to get his rearing horse under control as he readies the horse for a buyer, at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Fairgoers play table soccer at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Fairgoers play table soccer at the 'Feria de Ramos' or Palm Fair, in El Alto. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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