The challenge set by Cee for this week was events
The pictures I have included are from Warachikuy – an annual event held in Cusco at the archaeological site of Saqsaywaman.
The event is steeped in Incan tradition and was a ceremony where the best boys officially became men, after participating in a range of tests of skill and strength.
All participants walk up the hill from downtown Cusco
A Chief in a moment of contemplation as the younger boys watch on
The event begins with a tribute to the ancestors
Riot police watch over activities in case of trouble.
Old meets new as a microphone is attached to a Chief
Younger students participate by waving flags and dressing as symbolic animals
Stretcher bearers wait at the bottom in case a participant is injured when they are thrown off the ropes