Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru/ 02.2012
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Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru/ 02.2012

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Plaza San Martin in the "Historic Center". Very nice place!

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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.

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