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Riders on Peruvian Paso horses guide their horses past a judge during the National Show in Mamacona near Lima February 12, 2010. In the shadow of the Pre-Incan ruin of Pachacamac, Peruvians in straw hats and white ponchos saunter around a lawn at a beauty contest for one of the most enduring symbols of Spanish colonialism -- the horse. The contests at Mamacona, a colonial hacienda that is home to Peru's main association of horse breeders, are held to celebrate the breed's elegance, which has long appealed to Peru's old aristocracy and, increasingly, to wealthy professionals.
Picture taken February 12, 2010. To match Reuters Life! PERU-HORSES/ REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)