Peru Vicuna Shearing Festival Photo Gallery

Members of the community hold a long rope with colorful streamers, as they work side by side, closing in on a pack of vicunas as part of the national “Chaccu,” or annual roundup of vicunas, in the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, in the Peruvian state of Ayacucho, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The state-sponsored event occurs once a year so that Andean Indians can shear thousands of the wild animals, a delicate relative of llamas and alpacas, for their highly prized wool. The animals are then released. (AP Photo/Sebastian Castaneda)

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