Chinelos Dancers

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A boy sitting with his family looks up at a traditional Chinelo costumed dancer during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus, in Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. The tradition of the Chinelo dates back to colonial times and the outfits and masks, which are supposed to resemble the faces of the Europeans and always sport an uptilted beard, became more elaborate between the 1800s and 1900s to make fun of the upper social classes. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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A Chinelo (R) costumed dancer stands nearby as a woman walks past with a dressed-up doll representing the baby Jesus, during a celebration to mark 40 days after the birth of Jesus, in Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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A boy sleeps next to dressed-up dolls representing baby Jesus during a celebration to mark 40 days after the birth of Jesus inside a house in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. Mexicans traditionally attend mass on this day and celebrate the Feast of Candelaria, carrying elaborate effigies of the young Jesus to be blessed, 40 days after Christmas. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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A traditional Chinelo (L) costumed dancer looks on as a man walks by with a dressed-up doll representing the baby Jesus during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus, in Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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People lift up dressed-up dolls representing baby Jesus during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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Musicians rest on the grass during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus, in Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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A woman poses for a photograph while holding a dressed-up doll representing baby Jesus during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus inside her house in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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A dressed-up doll representing baby Jesus is seen perched on a wall as people pray nearby during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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People lift up dressed-up dolls representing baby Jesus during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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A traditional Chinelo costumed dancer is seen while a man holds his bicycle during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus, in Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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People lift up dressed-up dolls representing baby Jesus during a celebration 40 days after the birth of Jesus in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 2, 2015. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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