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Alasitas Festival

A man sells a number of miniature goods and fake 100-dollar bills at the start of the Alasitas (“buy me” in the Aymara indigenous language) festival on January 24 , 2016 in La Paz. The month-long annual cultural event honors Ekeko, the Aymara god of abundance. In La Paz and a number of Andean cities in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, locals flock to the street markets every January 24 to buy everything they want over the next year, in miniature, to offer to a statue of Ekeko in their homes, so he can make their dreams come true. AIZAR RALDES/AFP via Getty Images

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