Donkey Festival in Mexico May 2016


In this May 1, 2016 photo, 12-year-old Wilfrido Lemus Corona races toward victory atop his donkey "Veso" in the final race at the annual donkey festival in Otumba, Mexico state, Mexico. Lemus learned to ride when his grandfather plopped him on top at age six to carry him across the fields, his mother Patricia Corona Espinosa said. Family and friends threw the tiny jockey into the air Sunday after he scored his third consecutive win. He also took home 12,000 pesos in cash, about $700. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)



In this May 1, 2016 photo, a man dresses a donkey to resemble Donald Trump in preparation for the costume competition at the annual donkey festival in Otumba, Mexico state, Mexico. The donkey was later adorned with a blond wig and eyebrows. None of the Trump entrants won much favor with the audience at the 51st annual donkey fest. Audience applause chose donkeys emulating a Smurf, a firefighter and an Uber ride for the first top three prizes. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)



In this May 1, 2016 photo, a reluctant donkey is alternately pushed and pulled and enticed with carrots toward town hall in order to be dressed for the costume competition at the annual donkey festival in Otumba, Mexico state, Mexico. Otumba was an important donkey market during Spanish colonial times, standing at the crossroads of major roads leading to Mexico City, where the beasts pulled heavy loads and carried travelers. Today, however, farmers use tractors and pickup trucks, and the donkey population is in decline. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)



In this May 1, 2016 photo, donkeys dressed as a lion and as Donald Trump touch noses as they await the start of the costume competition event at the annual donkey festival in Otumba, Mexico state, Mexico. Costume themes for the animals this year ranged from the ride-sharing Uber to pre-Hispanic temples. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)





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