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The Military Occupied Cuzco’s Main Square Yesterday

Soldier Shouting (Photo: Wayra)

Yesterday, Cuzco’s plaza and all surrounding streets were filled with soldiers, firemen and rescue squads, as the region celebrated its annual military parade. Throughout Peru, the armed forces and similar bodies march in the major celebration of the national anniversary of Peru. The regions perform before the twenty-eighth of July and the national forces make their showing on the day itself.

Although the parade itself shows off goose-stepping troops, following the Prussian military ideal, it also contains within it fascinating and colorful images of feeling, food, and power.

In what follows, Cuzco Eats presents a photo essay of yesterday’s parade around Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas.

Cuzco's Military Parade (Photo: Wayra)
Cuzco’s Military Parade (Photo: Wayra)
Getting Ready to March (Photo: Wayra
Getting Ready to March (Photo: Wayra)
Gunner Ready (Photo: Wayra)
Gunner Ready (Photo: Wayra)
Painting A Friends's Face with the National Colors (Photo: Wayra)
Painting A Friends’s Face with the National Colors (Photo: Wayra)
Garcilaso Parading (Photo: Wayra)
Garcilaso Parading (Photo: Wayra)
Saluting the Reviewing Stand (Photo: Wayra)
Saluting the Reviewing Stand (Photo: Wayra)
Reviewing Stand (Photo: Wayra)
Reviewing Stand (Photo: Wayra)
Military Band (Photo: Wayra)
Military Band (Photo: Wayra)
Spectators (Photo: Wayra)
Spectators (Photo: Wayra)
Camouflaged Soldiers (Photo: Wayra)
Camouflaged Soldiers (Photo: Wayra)
Military Training (Photo: Wayra)
Military Training (Photo: Wayra)
Bayonets and All (Photo: Wayra)
Bayonets and All (Photo: Wayra)

 

Saws Ready (Photo: Wayra)
Saws Ready (Photo: Wayra)
Rescue Squad (Photo: Wayra)
Rescue Squad (Photo: Wayra)
Firemen Saluting (PHoto: Wayra)
Firemen Saluting (PHoto: Wayra)
Serving up Escabeche at the Parade (Photo: Wayra)
Serving up Escabeche at the Parade (Photo: Wayra)
The Inevitable Chiriuchu at the Parade (Photo: Wayra)
The Inevitable Chiriuchu at the Parade (Photo: Wayra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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