Andreas Welch Photography

Photography from around the world by Andreas Welch.

Carnival 2011 Inauguration Parade

The queens of Samba, the Llamadas, and overall Carnaval and each zone.

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Carnival 2011 Inauguration Parade

They’re almost here…

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Carnival 2011 Inauguration Parade

Preparing for the Inauguration Parade. The Inauguration parade includes all of the groups that are competing in the Carnaval contests. The parade is held downtown and these pictures were from the “box seats” in Plaza de Cagancha.

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

The three kings, handing out Alfajores (a local snack).

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

The drummers, arguably the main attraction of the parade.

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

More dancing, and another guy dancer as well.

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

Body paint and face paint are very common, both on the marchers and in the crowd.

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

The dancing Mammys.

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

One of the flag wavers posing and performing for the camera.

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Three Kings Day Llamadas - Montevideo, Uruguay

More dancers that have spotted the camera. Yes, there are even guy dancers, though they are far far fewer than the girls.

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