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Peruvians welcome winter solstice with Incan ceremony for the sun

Performers recreated the ancient Incan Festival of the Sun or Inti Raymi in the Peruvian city of Cusco on Monday (June 24) to mark the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere. The ritual takes place inside the Incan complex of Sacsayhuaman. It is a celebration of the sun and opens with the grand entrance of an Incan leader, surrounded by his subjects. He then pours the ancient Incan fermented corn drink, known as "chicha", over the ground from a ceremonial urn as an offering to "Mother Earth...

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