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A lone man is silhouetted while watching a bonfire burn in the street outside the Cathdral in Loja. San Pedro Y San Pablo is a Catholic religious-themed fiesta. Many of the indigenous festivals celebrating the movements of the sun and the harvests were incorporated into the Christian tradition, resulting in a syncretism of Catholic religious imagery and older indigenous beliefs.
The Ecuadorian city is nestled in the Cuxibamba Valley at 7,000 feet in elevation.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Long Road South BOOK_National Geographic 1/1999