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Santo Domingo Carnival (68 images)

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The origins of Carnival in the Dominican Republic date back to 1520, and today is celebrated during the whole month of February. Each Sunday during the month, different cities hold their own parades, with the festival usually climaxing around February 27, Dominican Independence Day. El diablo cojuelo" is Carnival's most famous character. He wears a mask with large horns, a colorful caped suit with with little mirrors, rattles, ribbons, and cowbells. The garish costume of this character...
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