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PERU/
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February 01, 2009 
Six sarcophaguses made of clay from the Chachapoyas culture, where people buried their leaders, are seen... 
Chachapoyas, Peru 
Sarcophaguses made of clay from the Chachapoyas culture are seen in a cliff at the valley of Luya in... 
Six sarcophaguses made of clay from the Chachapoyas culture, where people buried their leaders, are seen in a cliff at the valley of Luya in Chachapoyas January 31, 2009. The sarcophaguses, which date around 1,000 years, are set around 30 meters (98 feet) above a pathway in a bare cliff. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (PERU) 
PERU/
RTXB3HH 
February 01, 2009 
A person walks between walls made of stone at the Kuelap Fortress, 3000 meters (9840 feet) above sea... 
Chachapoyas, Peru 
A person walks between walls made of stone at the Kuelap Fortress in the Andean region of Chachapollas... 
A person walks between walls made of stone at the Kuelap Fortress, 3000 meters (9840 feet) above sea level, in the Andean region of Chachapollas January 30, 2009. The archaeological site of Kuelap, constructed by the Chachapollas pre-Inca culture in about 800 AD, is a massive exterior of stone walls that rise up to 19 meters (62 feet) and contains more than four hundred buildings. Picture taken January 30, 2009. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (PERU) 
Arts
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Pre-Hispanic Cultures Exhibit - 30 Oct 2008 
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MEXICO-ARQUEOLOGIA/
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July 01, 2008 
A general view shows the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in the outskirts of... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
A general view shows the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in the outskirts of... 
A general view shows the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in the outskirts of Mexico City February 2, 2008. Archaeologist Alejandro Sarabia from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) told Reuters during an interview on June 30, 2008 that it is planning to begin excavations in July in a cave located six meters (20 ft.) below the pyramid to get to know more about its ancient inhabitants. Picture taken February 2, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-ARQUEOLOGIA/
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July 01, 2008 
A man looks at the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in the outskirts of Mexico... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
A man looks at the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in the outskirts of Mexico... 
A man looks at the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in the outskirts of Mexico City February 2, 2008. Archaeologist Alejandro Sarabia from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) told Reuters during an interview on June 30, 2008 that it is planning to begin excavations in July in a cave located six meters (20 ft.) below the pyramid to get to know more about its ancient inhabitants. Picture taken February 2, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO) 
PERU/
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April 10, 2008 
An Andean girl in traditional Inca clothes does her homework in her classroom in a school in the village... 
Cuzco, Peru 
Andean girl in traditional Inca clothes does homework in classroom in school in village of Huilloc 
An Andean girl in traditional Inca clothes does her homework in her classroom in a school in the village of Huilloc in Cuzco
April 10, 2008. Huilloc is a small community in the Andes Mountains known for specializing in hand-made weavings. The school in the village is attended by some 170 students, some of whom come from the surrounding highlands for classes. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (PERU) 
PERU/
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April 10, 2008 
Andean girls in traditional Inca clothes draw a llama in school in the village of Huilloc in Cuzco April... 
Cuzco, Peru 
Andean girls in traditional Inca clothes draw a llama in school in the village of Huilloc in Cuzco 
Andean girls in traditional Inca clothes draw a llama in school in the village of Huilloc in Cuzco April 10, 2008. Huilloc is a small community in the Andes Mountains known for specializing in hand-made weavings. The school in the village is attended by some 170 students, some of whom come from the surrounding highlands for classes. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (PERU) 
PERU/
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March 25, 2008 
A view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco March 24, 2008. Peru expects the arrival of two million... 
Cuzco, Peru 
A view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco 
A view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco March 24, 2008. Peru expects the arrival of two million visitors in 2008, after the election of Machu Picchu as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, according to Peru's Tourism and Commerce Ministry. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU) 
GUATEMALA
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February 26, 2008 
Indigenous Mayans rest during a march to commemorate victims of Guatemala's 36 year civil war in Guatemala... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Indigenous Mayans rest during a march to commemorate victims of Guatemala's 36 year civil war in Guatemala... 
Indigenous Mayans rest during a march to commemorate victims of Guatemala's 36 year civil war in Guatemala City February 25, 2008. Newly-elected, leftist president Alvaro Colom announced on Monday the opening of long closed army documents which could contain evidence of war crimes committed during the civil war. After the 1996 peace accords, a UN backed truth commission blamed over 80% of the killings and disappearances of nearly 250,000 people on the army. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
GUATEMALA/
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February 26, 2008 
An Indigenous Mayan rests during a march to commemorate victims of Guatemala's 36 year civil war in Guatemala... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
An Indigenous Mayan rests during a march to commemorate victims of Guatemala's 36 year civil war in Guatemala... 
An Indigenous Mayan rests during a march to commemorate victims of Guatemala's 36 year civil war in Guatemala City February 25, 2008. Newly-elected, leftist president Alvaro Colom announced on Monday the opening of long closed army documents which could contain evidence of war crimes committed during the civil war. After the 1996 peace accords, a UN backed truth commission blamed over 80% of the killings and disappearances of nearly 250,000 people on the army. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
MEXICO-PYRAMID/
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December 28, 2007 
A general view shows the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", or the plaza of the three cultures, in the central... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
A general view shows the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", or the plaza of the three cultures, in the central... 
A general view shows the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", or the plaza of the three cultures, in the central Tlatelolco area of Mexico City December 27, 2007. Archeologists have discovered the ruins of the 800-year-old Aztec pyramid in the heart of the Mexican capital that could show the ancient city is at least a century older than previously thought. The pyramid, found last month as part of an investigation begun in August, could have been built in 1100 or 1200, signaling the Aztecs began to develop their civilization in the mountains of central Mexico earlier than believed. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-PYRAMID/
RTX51F4 
December 28, 2007 
A general view shows the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", or the plaza of the three cultures, in the central... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
A general view shows the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", or the plaza of the three cultures, in the central... 
A general view shows the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", or the plaza of the three cultures, in the central Tlatelolco area of Mexico City December 27, 2007. Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an 800-year-old Aztec pyramid in the heart of the Mexican capital that could show the ancient city is at least a century older than previously thought. The pyramid, found last month as part of an investigation begun in August, could have been built in 1100 or 1200, signaling the Aztecs began to develop their civilization in the mountains of central Mexico earlier than believed. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO) 
GUATEMALA/
RTX4VXP 
December 19, 2007 
A young Mayan girl scavenges through debris after a fire destroyed 20 stalls selling fireworks inside... 
Antigua, Guatemala 
A young Mayan girl scavenges through debris after a fire destroyed 20 stalls selling fireworks inside... 
A young Mayan girl scavenges through debris after a fire destroyed 20 stalls selling fireworks inside the market in Antigua, Guatemala December 19, 2007. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR1UTF3 
October 11, 2007 
A Mayan boy reads a flier during a demonstration in Guatemala City October 11, 2007. Thousands of indigenous... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
A Mayan boy reads a flier during a demonstration in Guatemala City 
A Mayan boy reads a flier during a demonstration in Guatemala City October 11, 2007. Thousands of indigenous people came from all over the country to participate in a national congress celebrating the rights of native peoples. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
GUATEMALA
RTR1UTEZ 
October 11, 2007 
Mayans take part in a demonstration in Guatemala City October 11, 2007. Thousands of indigenous people... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Mayans take part in a demonstration in Guatemala City 
Mayans take part in a demonstration in Guatemala City October 11, 2007. Thousands of indigenous people came from all over the country to participate in a national congress celebrating the rights of native peoples. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
GUATEMALA
RTR1UTEY 
October 11, 2007 
A Mayan girl blows up a balloon during a demonstration in Guatemala City October 11, 2007. Thousands... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
A Mayan girl blows up a balloon during a demonstration in Guatemala City 
A Mayan girl blows up a balloon during a demonstration in Guatemala City October 11, 2007. Thousands of indigenous people came from all over the country to participate in a national congress celebrating the rights of native peoples. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
MEXICO-EGYPT/
RTR1U7WQ 
September 24, 2007 
A visitor walks by the Teotihuacan culture Disk with a Skull at the temporary exhibition 'Isis and the... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
A visitor walks by the Teotihuacan culture Disk with a Skull at the temporary exhibition 'Isis and the... 
A visitor walks by the Teotihuacan culture Disk with a Skull at the temporary exhibition 'Isis and the feathered serpent' in Monterrey, September 21, 2007. Ancient Mexicans and Egyptians, who never met and lived centuries and thousands of miles apart, both worshiped feathered-serpent deities, built pyramids and developed a 365-day calendar, a new exhibition shows. Picture taken September 21, 2007. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO) 
PERU
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July 25, 2007 
A group of vicunas are gathered at a corral in Pampa Galeras National Reserve during the traditional... 
LUCANAS, Peru 
A group of vicunas are gathered at a corral in Pampa Galeras National Reserve in the Andean highlands... 
A group of vicunas are gathered at a corral in Pampa Galeras National Reserve during the traditional ceremony of "Chaccu" in the Andean highlands of Ayacucho June 24, 2007. Farmers rounded up the protected wild animals, a delicate relative of llamas and alpacas, to shear their highly prized wool during the ceremony where people cut the vicunas' wool. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE 
PORTUGAL-WONDERS/
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July 08, 2007 
A man plays with his daughter next to the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's... 
YUCATAN, Mexico 
A man plays with his daughter next to the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza 
A man plays with his daughter next to the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula July 7, 2007. The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan and Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer have been chosen to be among the modern-day seven Wonders of the World, the organizers of the competition said on July 7, 2007. The other four are Peru's Machu Picchu, the mountain settlement that symbolises the Incan empire, Mexico's Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
PORTUGAL-WONDERS/
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July 07, 2007 
Traditional dancers perform next to the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's... 
YUCATAN, Mexico 
Traditional dancers perform next to the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's... 
Traditional dancers perform next to the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula July 7, 2007. The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan and Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer have been chosen to be among the modern-day seven Wonders of the World, the organizers of the competition said on July 7, 2007. The other four are Peru's Machu Picchu, the mountain settlement that symbolises the Incan empire, Mexico's Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
PORTUGAL-WONDERS/
RTR1RL3O 
July 07, 2007 
A view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco in this November, 2003 file photo. The Great Wall... 
Cuzco, Peru 
File photo of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco 
A view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco in this November, 2003 file photo. The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan and Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer have been chosen to be among the modern-day seven Wonders of the World, the organizers of the competition said on July 7, 2007. The other four are Peru's Machu Picchu, the mountain settlement that symbolises the Incan empire, Mexico's Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/Files (PERU) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR1REBL 
July 03, 2007 
Participants performs the traditional Mayan Ballgame during the opening ceremony of the Guatemala Olympic... 
Guatemala, Guatemala 
Participants performs the traditional Mayan Ballgame during the opening ceremony of the Guatemala Olympic... 
Participants performs the traditional Mayan Ballgame during the opening ceremony of the Guatemala Olympic Sports Street, in Guatemala City July 2, 2007.The International Olympic Committee has shortlisted the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Salzburg in Austria and Pyeongchang in South Korea to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and will announce the winner on Wednesday in Guatemala. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (GUATEMALA) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR1REB9 
July 03, 2007 
A participant performs the traditional Mayan Ballgame during the opening ceremony of the Guatemala Olympic... 
Guatemala, Guatemala 
A participant performs the traditional Mayan Ballgame during the opening ceremony of the Guatemala Olympic... 
A participant performs the traditional Mayan Ballgame during the opening ceremony of the Guatemala Olympic Sports Street, in Guatemala City July 2, 2007.The International Olympic Committee has shortlisted the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Salzburg in Austria and Pyeongchang in South Korea to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and will announce the winner on Wednesday in Guatemala. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (GUATEMALA) 
MEXICO-MAYAS/
RTR1QCOH 
June 01, 2007 
Mayan oarsman prepare to paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of... 
Xcaret, Mexico 
Mayan oarsman prepare to paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of... 
Mayan oarsman prepare to paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel as they take part in a ritual in honor of the Mayan goddess of fertility Ixchel June 1, 2007. The oarsmen will paddle to Cozumel then back to Playa del Carmen on a 50km (31 miles) round trip. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-MAYAS/
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June 01, 2007 
Mayan oarsmen paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel as... 
Xcaret, Mexico 
Mayan oarsmen paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel 
Mayan oarsmen paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel as they participate in a ritual in honor of the Mayan goddess of fertility Ixchel, June 1, 2007. The oarsmen will paddle to Cozumel then back tp Playa del Carmen on a 50 km (31 miles) round trip. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-MAYAS/
RTR1QCFE 
June 01, 2007 
Mayan oarsmen paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel as... 
Xcaret, Mexico 
Mayan oarsmen paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel 
Mayan oarsmen paddle a traditional canoe out of the resort of Xcaret towards the island of Cozumel as they participate in a ritual in honor of the Mayan goddess of fertility Ixchel, June 1, 2007. The oarsmen will paddle to Cozumel then back tp Playa del Carmen on a 50 km (31 miles) round trip. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
GUATEMALA-RELIGION/
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May 31, 2007 
Mayan women attend an evangelical church service in Almolonga, Guatemala in this May 20, 2007 file photo.... 
ALMOLONGA, Guatemala 
File photo of Mayan women attending an evangelical church service in Almolonga 
Mayan women attend an evangelical church service in Almolonga, Guatemala in this May 20, 2007 file photo. Small Protestant churches, especially evangelical groups that focus on spreading their faith to new converts, have been much quicker than the Catholic Church to move into the shanty towns that have sprung up on the edge of Latin American cities in recent decades. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair/Files (GUATEMALA) 
MEXICO-CHICHEN ITZA/
RTR1Q23H 
May 24, 2007 
A Mayan Chac Mool figure is seen in a chamber inside the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen... 
Chichen Itza, Mexico 
A Mayan Chac Mool figure is seen in a chamber inside the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen... 
A Mayan Chac Mool figure is seen in a chamber inside the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula May 22, 2007. Archaeologists working at the Mayan site are worried that should Chichen Itza win a place as one of the new seven wonders of the world, the increase in the number of visitors it receives could damage its restored buildings. Photo taken May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-CHICHEN ITZA/
RTR1Q23B 
May 24, 2007 
The Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza stands on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula May 22,... 
Chichen Itza, Mexico 
The Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula 
The Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza stands on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula May 22, 2007. Archaeologists working at the Mayan site are worried that should Chichen Itza win a place as one of the new seven wonders of the world, the increase in the number of visitors it receives could damage its restored buildings. Photo taken May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-CHICHEN ITZA/
RTR1Q22Q 
May 24, 2007 
The Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza stands on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula May 22,... 
Chichen Itza, Mexico 
The Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza stands on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula 
The Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza stands on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula May 22, 2007. Archaeologists working at the Mayan site are worried that should Chichen Itza win a place as one of the new seven wonders of the world, the increase in the number of visitors it receives could damage its restored buildings. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO) 
USA/
RTR1OFFG 
April 08, 2007 
Aztec dancers from Taos, New Mexico, perform in front of the entrance to El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo,... 
CHIMAYO, UNITED STATES 
Aztec dancers perform in front of the entrance to El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo 
Aztec dancers from Taos, New Mexico, perform in front of the entrance to El Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo, New Mexico, April 7, 2007. Thousands of visitors perform a pilgrimage to the small chapel annually every Easter weekend. Many people believe that the dirt inside the chapel has healing powers. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR1NY5B 
March 26, 2007 
Participants leave after a Mayan ceremony marking the opening of the 3rd Continental Summit of American... 
Tecpan, Guatemala 
Participants leave after a Mayan ceremony marking the opening of the 3rd Continental Summit of American... 
Participants leave after a Mayan ceremony marking the opening of the 3rd Continental Summit of American Indigenous People and Nationalities in the Iximche ruins near Tecpan, Guatemala March 26, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Duarte (GUATEMALA) 
MEXICO-EQUINOX/
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March 21, 2007 
People watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramid of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City... 
Teotihuacan, Mexico 
People watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramid of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City 
People watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramid of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City March 21, 2007. Hundreds of Mexicans and tourists gather at Teotihuacan every year to welcome spring equinox at the Pyramid of the Sun. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-EQUINOX
RTR1NQRP 
March 21, 2007 
A hot air ball balloon floats past people watching the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramids... 
Teotihuacan, Mexico 
A hot air ball balloon floats past people watching the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramids... 
A hot air ball balloon floats past people watching the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramids of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City, March 21, 2007. Hundreds of Mexicans and tourists gather at Teotihuacan every year to welcome spring equinox at the Pyramid of the Sun REUTERS/Henry Romero(MEXICO) 
MEXICO-EQUINOX
RTR1NQQL 
March 21, 2007 
People watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramid of Teotihuacan (L), as the moon pyramid... 
Teotihuacan, Mexico 
People watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramid of Teotihuacan (L), as the moon pyramid... 
People watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the Sun pyramid of Teotihuacan (L), as the moon pyramid is seen (R), outside Mexico City, March 21, 2007. Hundreds of Mexicans and tourists gather at Teotihuacan every year to welcome spring equinox at the Pyramid of the Sun REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO) 
MEXICO-RITUAL/
RTR1NN3J 
March 19, 2007 
A participant holds up an offering during a pre-Hispanic ritual in honor of the deity Quetzalcoatl on... 
Cholula, Mexico 
Participant holds up an offering during a pre-Hispanic ritual in Cholula 
A participant holds up an offering during a pre-Hispanic ritual in honor of the deity Quetzalcoatl on the summit of the pyramid of Cholula with the Popocateptl volcano behind March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Imelda Medina (MEXICO) 
BUSH-LATINAMERICA/
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March 13, 2007 
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon tour the Nunnery Quadrangle... 
UXMAL, Mexico 
U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexico's President Calderon tour the Mayan ruins in Uxmal 
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon tour the Nunnery Quadrangle during their tour of the Mayan ruins in Uxmal March 13, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed (MEXICO) 
GUATEMALA
RTR1KQTI 
December 29, 2006 
An indigenous woman takes part in a Mayan ceremony outside Guatemala City December 29, 2006. Friday marks... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
An indigenous woman takes part in a Mayan ceremony outside Guatemala City 
An indigenous woman takes part in a Mayan ceremony outside Guatemala City December 29, 2006. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the peace accords, ending the 36-year civil war that claimed the lives of some 250,000 mostly indigenous Guatemalans. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
Society
Society 
Boiled Bones Show Aztecs Ate Invaders - 23 Aug 2006 
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NORTHAMERICA SUMMIT
RTR1BYV0 
March 30, 2006 
Mexican President Vicente Fox (L), U.S. President George Bush (C) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen... 
Chichen Itza, Mexico 
Presidents Fox of Mexico and Bush of the US and Canadian Prime Minister Harper climb pyramid at Chichen... 
Mexican President Vicente Fox (L), U.S. President George Bush (C) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper climb the Castle, or Kukulkan Pyramid, as they tour the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula March 30, 2006. The three leaders began their meetings in Cancun to discuss immigration, border security and trade with a visit to the Chichen Itza ruins. REUTERS/Chris Wattie 
ART GUATEMALA
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January 24, 2006 
Sacred masks sit on an altar before a performance of an ancient Mayan play in Rabinal, Guatemala January... 
Rabinal, Guatemala 
To match feature Art-Guatemala 
Sacred masks sit on an altar before a performance of an ancient Mayan play in Rabinal, Guatemala January 24, 2006. Almost extinguished by army massacres and repression during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, the "Rabinal Achi" is flourishing again after being named a masterpiece by the United Nations. Anthropologists believe the play has been performed since 1400 A.D., making it the oldest in the Americas, and tells the story of a conflict between two post-classic Mayan kingdoms five hundred years earlier. Photo taken January 24, 2006. To match feature Art-Guatemala. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair 
ART GUATEMALA
RTR19GT8 
January 24, 2006 
An actor portraying a captured Quiche warrior (L) is led away during a performance of an ancient Mayan... 
Rabinal, Guatemala 
To match feature Art-Guatema 
An actor portraying a captured Quiche warrior (L) is led away during a performance of an ancient Mayan play in Rabinal, Guatemala January 24, 2006. Almost extinguished by army massacres and repression during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, the "Rabinal Achi" is flourishing again after being named a masterpiece by the United Nations. Anthropologists believe the play has been performed since 1400 A.D., making it the oldest in the Americas, and tells the story of a conflict between two post-classic Mayan kingdoms five hundred years earlier. Photo taken January 24, 2006. To match feature Art-Guatemala. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair 
HR
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March 20, 2005 
People are silhouetted against the morning sky as they watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
People are silhouetted against the morning sky as they watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at ...... 
People are silhouetted against the morning sky as they watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the pyramids of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City. people are silhouetted against the morning sky as they watch the sunrise of the spring equinox at the pyramids of Teotihuacan, outside Mexico City, March 20, 2005. Hundreds of Mexicans and tourists gather at Teotihuacan every year to welcome spring equinox at the Pyramid of the Sun. . REUTERS/Henry Romero REUTERS 
MEXICO PYRAMIDS
RTRHA59 
September 02, 2004 
A file photo shows an aerial view of The Pyramid of the Moon at Mexico's Teotihuacan archeological ruins... 
Teotihuacan, Mexico 
Aerial view showing pyramid of the Moon at Mexico's Teotihuacan archeological ruins. 
A file photo shows an aerial view of The Pyramid of the Moon at Mexico's Teotihuacan archeological ruins in this photo taken September 2, 2004. A discovery of a tomb filled with decapitated bodies suggests that Mexico's Pyramid of the Moon may have been the site of terrifyingly gory sacrifices according to archeologists excavating the site. . REUTERS/Henry Romero/Files HR 
MEXICO PYRAMIDS
RTR9Y50 
September 02, 2004 
A aerial view of The Pyramid of the Moon at Mexico's Teotihuacan archeological ruins on September 2,... 
Teotihuacan, Mexico 
Aerial view showing pyramid of the Moon at Mexico's Teotihuacan archelogical ruins. 
A aerial view of The Pyramid of the Moon at Mexico's Teotihuacan archeological ruins on September 2, 2004. on September 2, 2004. In the shadow of colossal pyramids left by a great Mexican civilization, a Wal-Mart rises, and some locals have gone to court to overturn its approval. Local activists are fighting the warehouse style store, saying it threatens the ruins and will destroy local commerce and a way of life that dates back centuries. Picture taken September 2. REUTERS/Henry Romero/FEATURE/MEXICO-PYRAMIDS HR 
GUATEMALA FEATURE
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April 28, 2002 
This combo pictures shows 30-year-old Maya Indian street fakir Jose
Roberto Yat as he pierces his cheeks... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala - Republic of 
A COMBO PICTURES SHOWS A GUATEMALAN STREET FAKIR PERFORMANCE. 
This combo pictures shows 30-year-old Maya Indian street fakir Jose
Roberto Yat as he pierces his cheeks at Guatemala City's central park
April 28, 2002. Impoverished Mayan peasants, many of them hit by rising
rural unemployment, migrate to urban areas to search for labor
opportunities. Yat performed for US$4.00. IMAGE TAKEN APRIL 28
REUTERS/Mario Linares

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