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Semana Santa: Cuzco, Peru

Semana Santa in Cuzco | photo by © Sean Knoflick

Travelers throughout most parts of Latin America this week will likely find themselves in the middle of a widely celebrated Catholic holday, Semana Santa. Today we focus upon Peru, a South American country which consecrates this period of Holy Week heavily within Ayacucho, Cuzco, Huaraz and Tarma. Above, American photographer Sean Knoflick captures Blue Dancers, a fervent whirl of festive textiles upon the streets of Cuzco. Should you visit this capital of the Inca Empire, be sure to ask locals about Cristo de los Temblores, a revered statue of Christ that apparently became blackened following the earthquake of 1650.

by: Jason Z. Guest