The red colour on the base are ñucchu flowers, which are common in the Cusco region which flower around Easter time. They are said to represent the blood of Christ, during Easter they are thrown over the dead body of Jesus, saints, crucifixes etc.
Photograph ID: Cusco_Easter2011D93
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography 2011
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Photograph size: 21.0 Mpixels (60.2 MB uncompressed) - 5616x3744 pixels (18.7x12.4 in / 47.5x31.7 cm at 300 ppi)
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