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Peru's independence celebrated at Utah's Peru Fest

Published July 28, 2014 10:53 am

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Top photo • A line of people at the third annual Peru Fest wait Saturday for rositas picarones, a traditional Peruvian fried pastry made of sweet potatoes and squash, cooked by Rosa Calderon, left, who learned how to make them from her grandmother as a young girl in Lima, Peru. The annual Peru Fest in West Valley City celebrated Peruvian Independence Day and brought a little bit of the Andes Mountains to the Wasatch Range, with Peruvian arts and vendors.

Bottom, left • Classical guitarist Gabino Flores gives an encore performance at the festival.

Bottom, right • Laura Villalobos, left, Sei Kuwahara, Luiggi Bernales and Silvia Ardon giggle as they salsa dance.