Bolivians cook to commemorate 1809 Independence attempt

STORY: Location: La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivian chefs made this enormous pot of traditional ‘chairo’ soup

to mark the anniversary of the country's 1809 independence attempt

Chairo consists of traditional Bolivian ingredients

such as ‘chuno’ - a potato traditionally dried by indigenous people

and ingredients brought by the Spaniards like beef and wheat

The local government said it's the largest pot ever made

measuring 10 feet in diameter and 3 feet deep

Around 1,000 plates of chairo were served to attendees and passersby