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Mardi Gras in Haiti

Mardi Gras in Haiti

Each year, Haiti explodes in colour and sound during the annual Mardi Gras festivities. Despite the economic and political struggles of living in one of the world's poorest countries, Haitians turn out in the tens of thousands to celebrate.

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A Haitian woman models a traditional costume for the Mardi Gras celebration in Port au Prince.
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Men on stilts walk through the streets of Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras parade.
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During the annual Mardi Gras festivities in Haiti, Haitian men walk through the streets of Port au Prince wearing costumes which commemorate the period of slavery in Haiti.
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A Haitian woman dances through the streets of Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras festival.
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Her face painted with bright colours and wearing a colourful head dress, a young Haitian woman walks though the streets of Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras festival.
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A smiling Haitian woman in celebratory dress dances through the streets of downtown Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras festivities. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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Young Haitian men adorned in costumes commemorating Haiti's African past line up for the annual Mardi Gras parade in Port au Prince.
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A Haitian woman in celebratory dress dances through the streets of downtown Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras festivities. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A young Haitian woman dressed like a butterfly during the annual Mardi Grad parade in Port au Prince.
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Women dressed in traditional costume march through the streets of Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras parade in Haiti.
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A Haitian women in traditional costume strikes a pose during the annual mardi gras celebrations in Haiti. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A group of Haitian women in costume dance though the streets of downtown Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras parade in Port au Prince.
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A Haitian man proudly displays his costume commemorating the colonial history of Haiti during the annual mardi gras parade in Port au Prince. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A Haitian woman dances though the streets of downtown Port au Prince during the annual Mardi Gras festivities.
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A Haitian man wearing a costume commemorating the Arab culture present in Haiti walks through the streets of Port au Prince during the annual mardi gras parade in Port au Prince. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A colourful mural in downtown Port au Prince lights up the streets during the annual Mardi Gras celebrations.
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A Haitian woman blows a huge horn during the annual Mardi Gras parade in Port au Prince.
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A Haitian woman walks though the streets during the annual mardi gras celebrations in Haiti, wearing traditional costume of the peasants in the country. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A Haitian man in costume during the annual mardi gras celebrations in Haiti. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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Haitian men in costumes commemorating the aboriginal origins of Haiti dance through the streets of Port au Prince during the annual Mardi gras celebrations.
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An elderly Haitian man dressed as a traditional healer and shaman performs in the streets of Haiti during the annual Mardi Gras celebrations in Haiti. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A Haitian woman wearing a costume celebrating Haiti's natural environment walks through the streets during the annual Mardi Gras celebration in Haiti.
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A lovely Haitian woman dressed in traditional costume during the annual Mardi Gras celebrations in Haiti.
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A Haitian woman dressed in traditional costume which commemorates the natural beauty of Haiti, during the annual Mardi Gras celebrations in Haiti. Port au Prince, Haiti, 2008.
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A group of men dressed in costumes evoking the Christian past of Haiti march through the streets of Port au Prince during the Mardi Gras celebrations in Haiti.

Each year, Haiti explodes in colour and sound during the annual Mardi Gras festivities. Despite the economic and political struggles of living in one of the world's poorest countries, Haitians turn out in the tens of thousands to celebrate.

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