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Astonishing handcrafted bamboo structures charged with vast amounts on fireworks and intricate motion mechanisms are a well-kept tradition in the Andean region of Ecuador.
Here we see a display of home-crafted pyrotechnics during the celebration of new year's eve at the community of Zuleta.
While the castle burns and explodes it displays a marvelous show of light and fire showers under which people dance around.
© Galo Rivera.
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||Oct. 9, 2016, 3:30 p.m.