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Mexico City

2018 Alebrijes Parade in Mexico City

The #Alebrijes Parade in Mexico City features gigantic papier-mâché figures of all kinds and colors

Alebrijes are fantastic creatures created by Pedro Linares López, a scavenger born in 1906 in Mexico City. One day, Linares fell unconscious due to an illness and, during a long period of deep sleep, he claimed to have seen a series of mind-boggling creatures which he later tried to reproduce by painting small figures made of cardboard with all sorts of vibrant colors.