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Mon Nov 17, 2014, 07:24 PM

The floating islands of Peruís Lake Titcaca

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The floating islands of Peruís Lake Titcaca
By Nicole Crowder November 17 at 10:00 AM


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Andean actors sail in a totora raft during a re-enactment of the legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo in an Uros island at Lake Titicaca in Puno. (Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)
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The Uros islands are a group of 70 man-made totora reed islands floating on Peruís Lake Titicaca. Its inhabitants, the Uros tribe, pre-date Incan civilization and continue to hunt and fish the plentiful land and waters they occupy.


Photographer Enrique Castro-Mendivile captured Andean actors performing a re-enactment of the legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo on a Uros island in early November. According to an Inca legend, Manco Capac and Mama Occllo emerged from the waters of the lake carrying a golden staff instructed by the sun god Inti to create a temple in the spot where the staff sank into the earth. The actors involved in the re-enactment were locals from the islands.

All photos by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2014/11/17/the-floating-islands-of-lake-titcaca-in-peru/

(Colorful images follow.)

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Tue Nov 18, 2014, 01:10 AM

1. Gorgeous!

It is on my bucket list to visit someday.

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