Peruvian Guinea Pig Festival - Costumes and Recipes

Contestants at the festival cook up their guinea pigs in a variety of ways and then dress them in costumes to impress the judges.

Festival visitor Juan Rojas said: "Guinea pig meat is very nourishing and contains lots of vitamins and other things."

According to estimates, Peruvians eat almost 65 million guinea pigs a year.
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