Carnival in Colombia

Dancers poses after taking part in the third day of carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 11, 2013. Barranquilla's Carnival, a tradition created by locals at the end of the 19th century as a response and to parody the celebration held by European immigrants and aristocracy, was declared a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000249" title="UNESCO" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/unesco-ORGOV0000249.topic">UNESCO</a> in 2003.

( LUIS ACOSTA, AFPGetty Images / February 12, 2013 )

Dancers poses after taking part in the third day of carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 11, 2013. Barranquilla's Carnival, a tradition created by locals at the end of the 19th century as a response and to parody the celebration held by European immigrants and aristocracy, was declared a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by the UNESCO in 2003.

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