New Years Eve 2013 (belated)

Since this is so far past New Years in San Clemente Ecuador that it is no longer relative, I will keep this to a photo post.

Enjoy…

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Some fun action shots.

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Fire and fireworks

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Streamers

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Sparklers

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Streakers streaking

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Expat Revelers!

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Fireworks in the streets.

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A large boat on its way to be burnt.

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See the monogote on the windshield of the car?

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Some people write elaborate letters about their effigy.

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Note the guy taking a picture of a monogote taking a picture.  And yes, I took a picture of a guy taking a picture of a guy taking a picture.

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These represent President Correa having oil on his hands and the whole camera crew were created too.

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Another oily handed Correa.

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The monogote’s (effigy) burning on the brand new stairs in San Clemente.

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Note that the nice plastic rails are melting.  They were a week old at this point.

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A monogote on its way to its death.

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My effigies.  Yep, they got burnt!!

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The lighting of the effigies.

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All the “snow” in these pictures is actually particles in the ocean breeze.

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The band that played for a few hours.

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They did a great job.

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Local beer vendors.

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The Simpson family effigy.

Figuring it out… 1 more NYE at a time.