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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Competing drum bands face off on the beach as the people of St. Barths burn an effigy of Vaval, the spirit of Carnival, on Ash Wednesday, marking the end of the excesses of the carnival season.

Competing drum bands face off on the beach as the people of St. Barths burn an effigy of Vaval, the spirit of Carnival, on Ash Wednesday, marking the end of the excesses of the carnival season.

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Date Taken: 02.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2012
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Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Copyright: © Heather Hamilton