A Jamaican model performs at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami.
A Jamaican model performs at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami, March 13, 2005. One week each year in March, Miami transforms itself into a traditional Latin street festival. Calle Ocho, southwest 8th Street and known as 'Little Havana', gathers thousands to celebrate during the city's largest annual party. The traditional gathering began in 1978 as a 15-block party, highlighting the Cuban culture in Miami and now showcasing the region's Pan-American diversity. REUTERS/Carlos Barria CB/MA