Photos of the Week: Feb. 6, 2022
A puppet show in Mexico; Hindu festival in Sri Lanka; the flower trade in Argentina; and more.
Francisco Javier de Velasco dances the “Napopok Etzé,” meaning “the dance of the macaw’s feather,” to mark Festival Maya Zoque Chiapaneca in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. The festival brings together indigenous artistic, cultural and folkloric groups to represent dances from different Maya and Zoque regions in Chiapas.
From left, Rasalingam Mohanraj, Rasarathinam Vinotharan and Sagadevan Saruksan dig a well with a machine in Cheddikulam, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Since the groundwater level is low, workers dig borewells at a depth of 100 feet as an alternative to ordinary wells for agricultural needs.
Arlen Larios, who has been a professional puppeteer for 20 years, performs an adaptation of “Las manchas de la Luna (The Moon Stains)” for children in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Larios says the play, which raises awareness about sexual abuse, helps children identify abuse and promotes dialogue between children and adults.
Jhonatan Almao, right, who is learning the skills to be a florist from Marcia Veliz, left, holds a bouquet in Caballito, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Almao, who immigrated from Venezuela in 2020, says all flowers have different meanings and are used for special occasions, to ingratiate, or to ask for forgiveness.