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Peruvian Fight Club Looks Insane, Completely Drunk

This is how they ring in the New Year in the Andes, and it looks psychotically amazing. These are photos from the Takanakuy, an ancient tradition among certain Peruvian villages in which guys get drunk, wear masks and beat the hell out of each other to settle disputes. It's an airing of grievances all over your FACE.

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Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

Andean men participate in a one-on-one fight during the Takanakuy, a traditional festivity at Chumbivilcas Province in Cuzco, December 25, 2011. Takanakuy, which means "when the blood is boiling" in Quechua, is an annual and ancient celebration inherited from the pre-Hispanic Chanka culture. Takanakuy gives hundreds of Andean villagers the chance to solve their love, honor and property problems through the force of blows as a way to put differences behind them before the New Year.


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