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“Had it rained, the event would not have taken place. It didn’t rain on the ceremony, it was successful and I would use him again if I needed to.”

-- Ana Marta de Pizarro, an anthropologist who helped organize the closing ceremony at the 2011 Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, justifying the hiring of a shaman for $2,000 to keep rain away from the closing ceremony. The Colombian attorney general’s office is questioning cost overruns of more than $1 million -- the shaman’s charges included -- for the closing ceremony. (AP)

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