Witches Market in Bolivia

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Aymara witchdoctor Ricardo Quispe, also called “Lord of the Lake”, throws coca leaves during a ritual to predict the future, at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. Dozens of witch doctors tend to a warren of stalls in El Alto, making offerings to give thanks, to promise luck at work or in love, or to call up spirits and banish curses at the end of the year. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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Aymara people are seen at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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Dried llama foetuses are seen for sale as offerings at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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An Aymara woman walks at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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Candy used as offerings for good fortune are seen at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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A female Aymara witchdoctor prepares an offering at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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An Aymara woman rests at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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An Aymara withdoctor holds a crucifix to be used as part of a ritual at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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An Aymara woman walks at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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A woman sells replicas of U.S. hundred dollar bills at a market in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz December 31, 2014. A stack of ten such bills is sold for one Bolivian peso and people buy them for good luck and fortune for the new year. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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