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Desires

Desires

Lake Titicaca

This lakeside stall was covered with symbols of people's desires (new house, money, beauty, cars, food). People take the models to be blessed by either a Catholic priest or an indigenous priest (who more easily mixes indigenous beliefs with Catholicism) at the lakeside town of Copacabana. It is a famous pilgrimage site where people also gather with new cars which are doused with flower petals and holy water. An intriguing mix of consumerism and spirituality...

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