A close-up of a Waura Indian waiting to practise "Huka-Huka" wrestling in the lower Amazon.
A close-up of a Waura Indian waiting to practise "Huka-Huka" wrestling during the "Quarup" festival of the dead at the Waura village in Alto Xingu park in the lower Amazon August 14, 2005. The "Quarup" is a ritual performed by the Indians of the Xingu region in Brazil in homage to their dead. In this ceremony, they not only honor past heroes, but also seek to pass on their virtues to the younger generations, keeping them alive in the spirit and practices of the tribe. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes SM/KY