Colombia flower festival
Colombians wrapped up the annual flower festival in the northwest city of Medellin with a traditional parade in which local flower growers carried enormous “silletas,” or elaborate flower arrangements. According to organisers, this year’s festival attracted over 500,000 tourists and five hundred “silleteros” as the flower designers are called.
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