Colombia prepares for world-famous 'Carnival de Barranquilla' (Photo: Ricardo Maldonado Rozo / EPA)

Colombia prepares for world-famous 'Carnival de Barranquilla'

Colombia prepares for world-famous 'Carnival de Barranquilla' (Photo: Ricardo Maldonado Rozo / EPA)

CARNAVAL DE NEGROS Y BLANCOS, PASTO, COLOMBIA ||| BACO, Carnaval de Blancos y Negros Pasto Nariño 2012

CARNAVAL DE NEGROS Y BLANCOS, PASTO, COLOMBIA ||| BACO, Carnaval de Blancos y Negros Pasto Nariño 2012

woman applies make-up for carnival celebrations in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Barranquilla, Colombia (A woman gets costume makeup applied for carnival celebrations in Barranquilla, Colombia, Feb.

Festivals, Festivals, Festivals It's not enough to have astonishing biodiversity and ethnic diversity -- you need to celebrate it. Colombia has the worlds biggest theater festival (Festival Iberoamericano), salsa festival, flower parade. It also has the second biggest carnival in the world!

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