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geekfest
08-16-2016, 06:12 PM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-bolivian-catholics-break-rocks-change-fortunes-212341037.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/5rCv.XkeEzlnLL7n.p_scw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-08-16T233731Z_2_LYNXNPEC7F1MF_RTROPTP_2_BOLIVIA-RELIGION.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="An Aymara woman tries to break a rock with a sledge hammer as part of the celebration of the Virgin of Urkupina in La Paz" align="left" title="An Aymara woman tries to break a rock with a sledge hammer as part of the celebration of the Virgin of Urkupina in La Paz" border="0" /></a>Every year, on the third week of August, thousands of Bolivian Catholics gather on the outskirts of capital La Paz to take a swing at fortune by breaking rocks. Legend has it that Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd girl to instruct her to take rocks from this dried river that miraculously turned into silver when she reached home.</p><br clear="all"/>

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