Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Horse parade takes San Jose

Thousands of Costa Rican riders took part in the traditional holiday "tope" or horse parade in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. Here are some photos courtesy of the AP and La Nacion.

Costa Rican women watching the horse parade in downtown San Jose. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Costa Ricans ride their horses in the streets of downtown San Jose. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Costa Rican Mounted Police officers pose for a photohraph in Paseo Colon as they wear their gala uniform. The officers took part in the traditional horse parade in downtown San Jose. (Photo By Marvin Caravaca/La Nacion)

A horse wears a pair of plastic glasses during the horse parade in downtown San Jose. (Photo By Marvin Caravaca/La Nacion)

Costa Rican riders came out in mass and crowded the streets of downtown San Jose and the Paseo Colon area. (Photo By Marvin Caravaca/La Nacion)

Costa Rican Actress Maribel Guardia, center, and San Jose's Mayor Johny Araya greet an unidentified boy during the traditional horse parade in San Jose. (Photo By Marvin Caravaca/La Nacion)

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