Life in Peru

• Living in Peru

Photojournalist of the Associated Press Rodrigo Abd (Rodrigo Abd) visited Peru and brought out a series of shots, versatile covering the life of the Andean state. This photo report covers the following topics: the life of the Ashaninka Indians, the annual pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the god of Huanca and the reburial of the remains of people killed by militants organization "Shining Path" January 8, 1988.

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The Indian Ashaninka standing near his house in the settlement Kitamaronkani, Pichari, Peru. Ashaninka - the largest group of indigenous people of Peru but its population does not exceed 1% of 30 million population.

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Girls Ashaninka people playing football in Kitamaronkani settlement Pichari, Peru, on September 30.

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The woman cooks and looks after her grandson in Otari - one of the 350 settlements in the Ashaninka people Pichari, Peru. Otari Village is located in the Apurimac River Valley - the world's largest region for growing coca leaves.

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Girls Ashaninka people engaged in school in the settlement Kinkibiri Pichari in Peru. Ashaninka elders teach new generations to respect the wildlife, which served as the home of their ancestors, but many young Indians are moving from the forest in the city. Language Ashaninka Indians belonging to the Arawakan family, gradually dying. The local schools are taught in Spanish.

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A woman washes a pan Ashaninka people in the creek in Kitamaronkani, Pichari, Peru.

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silhouette of a woman silhouetted against the fires of the branches in the settlement of Otari, Pichari, Peru. Most residents grow coca bush and chew coca leaves, as their ancestors did. But now they have to resist attempts to cut down their forests to release land for coca cultivation for commercial purposes.

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Working chews coca leaves during a hoeing cocoa plantations in Otari settlement Pichari, Peru, on September 30.

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Sunlight floods the river Apurimac in Pichari, Peru. The river flows through the valley, which, according to the UN, 56% of all cultivated coca leaf in Peru.

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A girl plays in coca leaves, which serve as raw material for cocaine, in a settlement in Trinkavini Pichari, Peru, on 25 September. Pichari region is located on the banks of the Apurimac River valley, where, according to the UN, 56% of all cultivated coca leaf in Peru. Coca leaf has long occupied a central place in the rituals and religious rites of the inhabitants of the Andes, but in the last few decades, more and more coca is associated with the global drug trafficking.

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Local resident orchestra accompanies evangelical "La Roca Eterna" castanets at a church festival in Pichari, Peru.

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The woman clean water from the tap in the Apurimac River in the settlement Trinkavini Pichari in Peru.

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The boatmen await those wishing to swim to the other bank of the river Apurimac in Pichari, Peru.

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23-year-old woman and her two-month daughter resting in the shade on a bench outside the shop in the settlement Trinkavini Pichari in Peru.

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farmer warms breakfast for his family in the settlement of Los Angeles in Pichari, Peru.

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A farmer sprays his coca bush plantations in Pichari, Peru.

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Old TV set in the house of the coca farmers in the settlement of Pueblo Libre in Pichari, Peru. Government agitating farmers to grow other crops, such as coffee and cocoa, but benefit from the sale of coca leaves is difficult to beat.

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The pilgrim sleeps on a pile of rubble near the sanctuary of God Huanca near Cuzco, Peru, September 14, 2013. Each year, thousands of the faithful make a seven-hour climb to the foot of the mountain in Peru Pachatusan to worship "God Huanca" - the icon of the crucified Jesus Christ, painted on the wall of the cave 339 years ago. Pilgrims begin the ascent to the cave in the evening on 13 September. This religious tradition observed since colonial times.

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The man touches a statue of Jesus Christ near the sanctuary of God Huanca near Cusco, Peru. Every year thousands of devotees from Peru and neighboring countries come to Cusco to make the seven-hour night climb to the icon of the crucified Jesus Christ, painted on cave wall at the foot of the mountain Pachatusan 339 years ago. The cult of the god Huanca was officially recognized by the Catholic Church in 1779.

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Women fried guinea pigs to sell to pilgrims on their way to the sanctuary of the god Huanca at the foot Pachatusan near Cusco, Peru.

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Pilgrims are sent to the sanctuary of the god of Huanca in Cusco, Peru. Believers are to the cave candles and flowers.

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The woman is combing the girl after bathing near the sanctuary of the god Huanca near Cusco, Peru. According to tradition, Jesus Christ was a man who was hiding in a cave in Huanca, to avoid punishment by the Spanish colonialists. Later, a man spoke about his vision of the artist who painted it on the wall of the cave. The icon was widely known under the name of "God Huanca".

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The beggar asks for alms near the sanctuary of Huanca at the foot Pachatusan near Cuzco, Peru, September 14, 2013.

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Traces of pollution near informal mines gold mining in the region of Madre de Dios in Peru. Research of pollution as a result of the gold mines in the region of Madre de Dios has shown that exposure to mercury from the most likely to suffer the Indians who eat fish caught in the river Amazon.

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An inscription in Spanish "Tourism - a colonization" on the facade of a house in Cuzco, Peru, on 13 September. The national government approved the construction of the cable car to the ruins of Choquequirao far from Cuzco, in the hope to throw some tourists wishing to explore Machu Picchu. Restriction on the visit to the city of Machu Picchu is 2,500 people per day.

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A tourist photographed with Peruvian dressed as the mythical character of Manco Capac or the son of the sun god Inti against the background of the famous wall, which laid the foundation stone dodecagonal in Cuzco, Peru, on September 13. The wall is composed of precisely adjusted to each other stones without the use of bonding materials.

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The saleswoman asleep waiting for customers in the San Pedro market in the center of Cusco, Peru. Potatoes - the national pride of Peru, where they grow about 3 thousand varieties of this vegetable.

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Eusebio Velasquez mourns at the coffin with the remains of his father Edwin Velasquez during a mass burial in the local cemetery in Chuck, Peru, on June 15. Edwin Velasquez was killed January 8, 1988 militants organization "Shining Path" for his involvement in the creation of self-defense committee. In 2012, the remains were exhumed from a mass grave and handed over to relatives for burial.

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70-year-old woman is standing in front of his former home and tearfully tells how at this point the militants from the organization "Shining Path" was tortured and then killed her husband, Chuck in Peru.

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Sisters mourn at the coffin with the remains of his father in the laboratory in Ayacucho, Peru, on 13 June. Their father was killed by militants organization "Shining Path" January 8, 1988 for his involvement in the creation of self-defense committee. In 2012, the remains had been exhumed from a mass grave and handed relatives for burial.

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eople carry coffins exhumed remains of their relatives killed by militants organization "Shining Path" in 1988, on the main square of Ayacucho, Peru.

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The shopkeeper resting in Chinatown in Lima, Peru, on June 9th.

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Women cook pachamanku, meat dish of vegetables and herbs, in honor of the mass reburial residents Chucky killed militants organization "Shining Path" in 1988, as well as on the occasion of his father in Peru Day.

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1-year-old Alicia Isabel Colin posing for a photograph with a portrait of her missing son near a mass grave №70 in Huancavelica, Peru. The soldiers seized him when he was in the house of his friend. Colin and her husband have spent nearly a quarter century in search of his son in the mountains in one of the poorest regions of Peru. The couple personally discovered 70 clandestine burial sites, and more than 30 of unburied bodies.

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The villagers pray at the evening service after the mass reburial of the remains of people killed in Chuck, Peru, about 30 years ago. During the conflict in Peru in 1980 - 2000 years killed about 70,000 people, mostly from the poor population speaking Quechua, and about 15,000 are still missing.

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Women who are out shopping at the market day, gathered in the main square, a few minutes before the arrival of the coffins with the remains of people killed in 1988, Chuck, Peru. January 8, 1988 Adventure organization "Shining Path" killed a group of local residents for their involvement in the creation of self-defense committee. In the arsenal of the inhabitants of Chucky were only slingshots and spears with blades attached to them.

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Boys playing on swing in Chuck, Peru. Chuck, like thousands of other settlements, are still waiting for the state promised eight years ago reparations for the atrocities of 1980 - 2000 years. Almost the entire region is no running water, telephone service, decent health care and roads. In the rainy season, which lasts 4 months, soak dirt roads, and the village is cut off from the world.

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Simeon Velasco (left) drinks alcohol and embracing his wife in Aurora Chuck, Peru. Reburied among the people killed in the Chuck in 1988, it was his father.

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70-year-old Eudisiya Urbano, accompanied by daughter goes to his former home, where militants organization "Shining Path" was killed by her husband Marcial Escalante, in Chuck, Peru. The remains were reburied her husband the day before.

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Simeon Irrazabal wrote the name of his father, who was killed by soldiers of the Peruvian Army in 1987, at the memorial "Ojo que Llora" in Lima, Peru, 28 August. During the conflict between the Peruvian government and the organization of "Shining Path" in 1980 - 2000 years died about 70 thousand people.

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Children in uniform waiting for the start of the memorial service for the honorable Bishop of Huancavelica William Dermott Molloy McDermott (William Dermott Molloy McDermott), August 21. Bishop Demetrio, as he is affectionately called the congregation, died at age 83 on August 19. Irish priest arrived in Peru in 1976, joined the Quechua culture and learned the language. Honor the bishop was buried in the city's cathedral.

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The woman holds a portrait of an honorary bishop Huancavelica William Dermott Molloy McDermott during a memorial service at the main square of Huancavelica in Peru on 21 August.

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A man carries chickens at a market in the center of the city of Huancavelica, Peru, August 20.

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A man stands near the restaurant of Chinese and Peruvian cuisine "Chifa" in the city of Huancavelica, Peru, August 20.

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Loader resting on sacks of wool in the center of Huancavelica, Peru, August 20.

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cumbia dance collective "Amaral" writes infomercial near the statue of Jesus Christ in Lima, Peru. Four months of the year the sky over Peru overcast and fog. Cold Peruvian current interacts with warm tropical air, forming a thick fog on the coasts of Peru and Chile.

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The woman goes home with his daughter in Lima, Peru, July 24. Most of the winter in Lima affects the poor, who are forced to settle on the hilly, always tightened mist outskirts.

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A man sits in a motorcycle taxi in the morning mist in the vicinity of Santa Maria in Lima, Peru.

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The actors of the theater company "Arena y Esteras" act in the area of ​​Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru, July 21.

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The woman admires the Pacific Ocean from the embankment in the area of ​​Chorrillos in Lima, Peru.

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The girl sits under a clothesline in Lima, Peru, July 17.

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A dog stands on the roof of the old car in the area of ​​Villa Lourdes in Lima, Peru.

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A man looks billboards, advertising the show dance the cumbia, in Lima, Peru.

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The man shows his wet hair during drizzle in the center of Lima, Peru, on June 28th.

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The young man works off stunts on the sands of Pachacamac in Lima, Peru, 11 July.

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Palma is reflected in a public bus window in Lima, Peru. Winter Peruvians complain of drowsiness or seasonal depression.

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Peruvian flag flew for a copy of the Statue of Liberty at the entrance to the casino in Lima, Peru. The penalty for lack of a national flag in front of the homes, businesses and institutions in the period from 27 to 30 July, when Peru celebrates Independence Day, may be from 20 to 380 US dollars.

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The police are on duty at the entrance to the shop in Lima, Peru, 28 July.

68-year-old Clara Rojas posing for a photograph with the Peru flag on the roof of his home in Lima on July 25.