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Tiny Trinkets Mark Big Hopes for New Year in Bolivia

It's called "Alasitas," the festival that makes everyone feel like a kid again.

It's a celebration of hope for — and faith in — abundance for the coming year. And it's celebrated in miniature. Stall after stall sells tiny versions of everything — from luggage to cars to computers to dollar bills and mini-euros.

All of this is blessed by local shamans who sprinkle the booty with incense and hootch.


It's Bolivia at its most pagan.

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