Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dia de Independencia, September 15, 2010

All across Guatemala today we celebrated the independence of Central America from Spain, 189 years ago.  Yesterday the country was criss-crossed by thousands of runners carrying torches for long distances.  Preparations began early this morning for parades and ceremonies at local schools.

Here is a set of photos of the parade and festivities in La Libertad, a small aldea a few miles north of Rio Dulce:

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