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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Fireworks Festival

Every March in Tultepec, Mexico, a party is held in which the inhabitants burn hundreds of fireworks. The population celebrates by jumping between the rockets. For them, risking possible burns is a matter of pride.

Editor's Note: This celebration concludes with the burning of paper-mache bulls filled with fireworks.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Tultepec, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Cristopher Rogel Blanquet
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Photo of the Day: 07.24.19
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