National Geographic : 2009 Mar
PHOTO JOURNAL | SCOTT DALTON In the town of Santo Tomás, an annual Holy Week procession features penitents who practice self-flagellation as they walk a cere- monial route. Though the Catholic Church repudiates the ritual, Rafael Torres (right), 63, has participated in the procession for more than 30 years. Boxing keeps boys busy in coastal Colombia--- and success in the sport can offer a way out of poverty for a lucky few. Ten-year-old Dwais Alberto Payaras (above) trains at a youth boxing club in the Cartagena barrio known as Pie de Cerro.