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Smithsonian Folk Life Festival 2011

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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage produced on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year's themes are the Peace Corps, Rhythm and Blues, and Colombia. (All images by Alison Klein for VOANews
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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage produced on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year's themes are the Peace Corps, Rhythm and Blues, and Colombia. (All images by Alison Klein for VOANews

The Peace Corps sends volunteers to some of the most remote corners of the globe, and they return with 27 months� worth of intimate familiarity with one particular cuisine. "Home Cooking" demonstrations go on throughout the festival. Pictured is a demonst
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The Peace Corps sends volunteers to some of the most remote corners of the globe, and they return with 27 months� worth of intimate familiarity with one particular cuisine. "Home Cooking" demonstrations go on throughout the festival. Pictured is a demonst

The Peace Corps sends volunteers to some of the most remote corners of the globe, and they return with 27 months' worth of intimate familiarity with one particular cuisine. Home Cooking demonstrations go on throughout the festival. Pictured is a demonstra
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The Peace Corps sends volunteers to some of the most remote corners of the globe, and they return with 27 months' worth of intimate familiarity with one particular cuisine. Home Cooking demonstrations go on throughout the festival. Pictured is a demonstra

Ana Dolores Russi Suarez demonstrates the wool-weaving craft in the Colombian Village. Suarez learned this craft by watching her family and community weavers in Colombia.
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Ana Dolores Russi Suarez demonstrates the wool-weaving craft in the Colombian Village. Suarez learned this craft by watching her family and community weavers in Colombia.

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