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Battle Banners of Chamula: During the Festival of San Juan Chamula runners carry banners representing the Sun-Christ around the town square to welcome the Mayan New Year. Chiapas, Mexico.


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Christianos por la Paz (Christians for Peace): Musicians from the village of San Juan Chamula, known as the Maxetic (Mash-ay-teek) perform at a demonstration against military manoeuvres in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.


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Max & Mary: A performer from the village of San Juan Chamula known as a max (pronounced mash) plays accordion at a demonstration in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Max are ritual characters representing mischievous monkeys from a previous creation who appear during the celebration of the Mayan New Year.


Indigenous women demonstrate on International Women’s Day. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.


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A woman in the village of Zinacantán, Mexico works at a traditional back-strap loom.


Zionists sing and drum in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


A woman plays a goat skin drum while the umfundisi (priest) dances in a Zionist church. KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Two zulu boys playing in the river.

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