Las Lomas de Carabayllo
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Las Lomas de Carabayllo

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Overview of Lomas de Carabayllo, a big settlement near kilometre 34.5 of Panamericana Norte. Most people here are poor and contamination is high due to clandestine battery recycling, clay mines and non existing sewage systems. And of course, also visible on the photo, due to the sanitary landfill El Zapallal.

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A: Cancha en Juan Pablo II

di Matthias Kunze, 340 metri di distanza

Football ground in Juan Pablo II. The photo was taken at the kick-off point.

Cancha en Juan Pablo II

B: Juan Pablo II

di Matthias Kunze, 350 metri di distanza

Juan Pablo II is a urban community forming part of Lomas de Carabayllo. For their water supply the in...

Juan Pablo II

C: Construcion de sistemas de agua en Juan Pablo II

di Matthias Kunze, 400 metri di distanza

Finally the inhabitants of Juan Pablo II seem to get a proper water and sewage system. Up to now they...

Construcion de sistemas de agua en Juan Pablo II

D: Chacra - Puente Piedra

di Matthias Kunze, 1.6 km di distanza

Chacra - Puente Piedra

E: Mega Mercado Huamantanga

di Matthias Kunze, 4.2 km di distanza

Mega Mercado Huamantanga in Puenta Piedera is a typical Peruvian market, although a quite big one (as...

Mega Mercado Huamantanga

F: Mercado Huamantanga

di Matthias Kunze, 4.2 km di distanza

Inside of Mercado Huamantanga in Lima's suburb Puente Piedra

Mercado Huamantanga

G: Mega Mercado Huamantanga

di Matthias Kunze, 4.3 km di distanza

Mega Mercado Huamantanga en Puente Piedra, Province Lima

Mega Mercado Huamantanga

H: Mariscal de Noche

di Matthias Kunze, 16.5 km di distanza

Mariscal de Noche

I: New Year 2013 in Mariscal Caceres

di Matthias Kunze, 16.5 km di distanza

New Year 2013 in Mariscal Caceres, San Juan de Lurigancho, Perú.The firecrackers were buzzing around ...

New Year 2013 in Mariscal Caceres

J: Mariscal Caceres

di Matthias Kunze, 16.6 km di distanza

Mariscal Caceres

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

Questa è una vista generale di 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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