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Hiking in Peru

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For the annual festival of Corpus Christi, area churches prepare large effigies of their patron saints and bring them to the Cathedral in Cusco. On the night of the festival, the effigies are paraded around Cusco's Plaza de Armas as they begin their journey back to their home churches, some over 20 km away, accompanied by church elders, music, and celebration.