One year ago today, this happened. Earlier in the day things looked like this.
Today (May 5) is one of the strangest holidays in the USA, featuring long lines at Mexican restaurants and an increase in Corona and margarita sales; Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16. I was in Guanajuato on September 16 many years ago and the celebration is crazy. Since the revolt happened near and through Guanajuato I suppose the party there is a bit bigger than anywhere else in Mexico.
While wandering the streets of Guanajuato last summer I saw this boy launching this sphere into the air. In the air it would expand, only to contract by the time it landed back in his hands. I quickly reached into my camera bag. Luckily he continued the routine enough times for me to catch him in action.