Central American Independence Day
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Mexican and Salvadoran independence days at MacArthur Park

A couple relaxes on the grass during the Central American Independence Day celebration at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. (Christina House / For The Times)
Children watch closely as Mariachi Los Angeles performs with singer Paloma del Rio at the celebration. (Christina House / For The Times)
Laura Angelica Herrera, left, dances with her uncle, Rosalio Mendiola, to the music of Mariachi Los Angeles with Paloma del Rio. (Christina House / For The Times)
Jose Hernandez, 9, claps along to a performance by Mariachi Los Angeles with singer Paloma del Rio. (Christina House / For The Times)
Mexican Consul General Juan Marcos Gutierrez Gonzalez waves the Mexican flag during a traditional El Grito ceremony at MacArthur Park’s Levitt Pavilion. (Christina House / For The Times)
Sarah Reyna, left, and Laura Alfaro wave the Salvadoran flag during the Central American Independence Day Celebration. (Christina House / For The Times)
A Salvadoran flag waves in the crowd during a performance by Marito Rivera y su Grupo Bravo. (Christina House / For The Times)
Armando Solano holds a Salvadoran flag during a performance by Marito Rivera y su Grupo Bravo. (Christina House / For The Times)
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