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The Fall and Rise of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Standing 7,970 feet above sea level in the Andes mountains of Peru, the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu is probably among the most recognized and celebrated archaeological sites in the world. Its fame is not simply a result of

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“Anti-Columbus Day” Celebrations at Tikal, 2011

Mask of the Conquistador

For Maya communities in Guatemala and Belize, mid-October is a time to remember and participate in celebrations that were important to mark the passing of years long before Columbus arrived in this part of the world. These photos capture moments

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Olimometer 2.52

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