Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco
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Panoramic photo by Arroz Marisco EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 05:42, 24/06/2012 - Views loading...


Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

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The town was preparing for the festival of Inti Rami and the fountain holding the statue of the Inca Emperor Atahuallpa had been walled up. It was an unsually cloudy morning and there was just a hint that dawn was here at last.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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