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A woman dressed as a traditional Nicaraguan character known as "The Widow" looks to the camera as she attends a symbolic burial of the "Sadness and Poverty of the soul" during the celebrations of the International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. By Esteban Felix/AP.

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