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Antigua, Guatemala. Working on an alfombra (carpet) of colored sawdust decorating  the street in advance of the passage of a procession during Holy Week, La Semana Santa.  The alfombra will be finished only a couple of hours before the passage of the procession, after which the remains will be quickly swept away by municipal street sweepers.  A fine mist of water is sprayed on the carpet, to keep the sawdust in place and bring out the colors.