Afro-Peruvians honor heritage with religious fete - Article Photos 3/13

In this Sept. 23, 2012 photo, the statue of Santa Efigenia wears a crown and earrings in La Quebrada, Peru. Every year, Peruvians descended from African slaves come to La Quebrada to celebrate the adored black saint, the only African saint venerated in Peru. A chapel was built in La Quebrada in the 18th century dedicated to Santa Efigenia, who was popular among the then Spanish colony's African slaves. Cat races, a fireworks dance and a night of eating and drinking close out the celebration. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)