Machu Picchu seen from Putucusi/ 03.2012
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Machu Picchu seen from Putucusi/ 03.2012

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Machu Picchu seen from Putucusi

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A: Machu Picchu 2

di Julius Sunpanoramas.com, 1.0 km di distanza

View from Huayna Picchu to Machu Picchu. Located near Cusco, Peru.

Machu Picchu 2

C: Huayna Picchu, Wayna Picchu

di Michael Maniezzo, 1.1 km di distanza

This is a view from the hike up to the top of Huayna Picchu, Wayna Picchu.  It is about half way up a...

Huayna Picchu, Wayna Picchu

D: Urubamba Valley From The Residential Sector

di Arroz Marisco, 1.1 km di distanza

A thin blanket of cloud soon hovered above the verdant green Urubamba Valley shutting out the last ra...

Urubamba Valley From The Residential Sector

E: Machu Picchu Terraces

di Joe Griffin, 1.1 km di distanza

I like this view of Machu Picchu.  I took it near the bottom of the cleared area close to where the h...

Machu Picchu Terraces

F: Small enclosure at Machu Picchu

di Joe Griffin, 1.2 km di distanza

I'm not sure what it was used for, but this was a cool little enclosure with nice masonry and well ca...

Small enclosure at Machu Picchu

G: Llama Of Machu Picchu

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 1.2 km di distanza

Llama Of Machu Picchu

H: Machu Picchu

di Rolf Ris, 1.2 km di distanza

The great place of Machu Picchu - Peru.

Machu Picchu

I: Temple Complex from Central Plaza

di Arroz Marisco, 1.2 km di distanza

The place swarmed now with tourists became more like a busy theme park on a Sunday morning and walkin...

Temple Complex from Central Plaza

J: Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas

di Sidnei José Romano, 1.2 km di distanza

Machu Picchu, which in the Quechua language means "old montain" is also called "Lost City of the Inca...

Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

Questa è una vista generale di South America

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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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