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Mexicans Trek to Pyramids to Mark Equinox

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 10:01 PM

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Decked out in eagle feathers, amulets and lucky charms, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans converged on the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan, near Mexico City, on Sunday to tap into what they believe is the site's energy on the spring equinox.

Arriving before dawn, visitors queued in snaking lines to climb the steeply raked steps of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, in an annual rite marking the first day of spring which is thought to date back to pre-Hispanic times.

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