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Street Carnival in the Carribbean Coastal City of Cartagena

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With the statue of the explorer Colombus looking rather perplexed at the hustle and bustle of street carnival preparartion, the main plaza of the old fort city of Cartagena, Plaza de la Aduna takes on a colourful new face in complete contrast to its more sober function as the administrative centre of the old city.

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This panorama was taken in Colombia, South America

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