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Campo de Tiro, fotografías juegos suramericanos/medellin-colombia

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A: bowling alley / Medellin / Colombia

by zepelin_aerofotografia, 530 meters away

bowling alley / Medellin / Colombia

B:

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 970 meters away

C:

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 990 meters away

D:

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 1.5 km away

E: Navidad en Medellín 2011 Alumbrado del Río 02

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 1.5 km away

Navidad en Medellín 2011 Alumbrado del Río 02

F: Santa Fe de Antioquia

by Carlos Sueskun, 1.6 km away

Santa Fe de Antioquia

G: Jardín Botánico de Bogotá, Colombia

by Carlos Sueskun, 1.6 km away

Jardín Botánico de Bogotá, Colombia

H: Facultad de Educación

by Juan Pablo Gómez, 1.6 km away

Facultad de Educación

I: Pies Descalzos Park. Medellín Colombia

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 1.6 km away

El Parque de los Pies Descalzos es un espacio público diferente, donde la naturaleza y el ser humano ...

Pies Descalzos Park. Medellín Colombia

J: Parque Biblioteca Belen 01

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 1.7 km away

Parque Biblioteca Belen 01

This panorama was taken in Medellin, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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