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Närliggande bilder i Argentina

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A: Esperanza, Liceo Municipal José Pedroni - Santa Fe - Argentina - at night

av Marcelo Botta, 10 meter bort

Night view of the Liceo Municipal Jose Pedroni in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina. Stood in front of a...

Esperanza, Liceo Municipal José Pedroni - Santa Fe - Argentina - at night

B: Night view outside Liceo & ITEC

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Night view from cycles parking of Liceo Municipal and ITEC, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Night view outside Liceo & ITEC

C: Esperanza, ITEC's yard

av Marcelo Botta, 120 meter bort

Night view of ITEC'S yard, on Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina. It's an old factory reaconditioned for ...

Esperanza, ITEC's yard

D: Pole aerial panorama - street through railways and Inmigrants Square

av Marcelo Botta, 370 meter bort

6 meters pole aerial panorama of the recently opened Sarmiento street in Esperanza, Santa Fe. This st...

Pole aerial panorama - street through railways and Inmigrants Square

E: Tipica Calle Sarmiento En Esperanza

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Tipica Calle Sarmiento En Esperanza

F: Las Plantas De La Madre

av Marcelo Botta, 400 meter bort

Patio y entrada de auto en casa de los viejos. Puede observarse la variada y frondosa vegetación ;)

Las Plantas De La Madre

G: Amanecer Frente al Palacio Stoessel, en Esperanza, Santa Fe

av Marcelo Botta, 520 meter bort

Dawn front Stoessel Plalace, in Esperanza, Santa Fe. It was builded in 1886 by Juan Stoessel. There w...

Amanecer Frente al Palacio Stoessel, en Esperanza, Santa Fe

H: After the storm in Esperanza

av Marcelo Botta, 550 meter bort

A sunny morning got transformed into night, 100 km/h winds and 35-40 mm of rain falled by 10 minutes....

After the storm in Esperanza

I: Night view in front of Confitería Royal, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

av Marcelo Botta, 630 meter bort

Night view in front of the clasical Confitería Royal, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Night view in front of Confitería Royal, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Det här panoramat togs i Argentina

Detta är en översikt av Argentina

Argentina didn't get to be the second-largest country in South America overnight. Archaeological remains found here date to some 9,000 years BC, left by the ancient Mesoamerican civilization. Early inhabitants were nomads and hunters who followed prehistoric horses and llamas. By the year 1480 AD the Incan empire had stretched to reach northern Argentina and the stage was set for contact.

The Europeans came in 1516 with Spanish explorer Juan Diaz do Solis, who claimed the area for Spain and tried to export a river of silver back to Europe. Wealth grew along with the cattle industry and after Napoleon conquered Spain, Argentina declared its independence and set up their own government. That was 1810 AD.

Argentina stayed neutral in WWI and for most of WWII, declaring war on the Axis powers only in 1945. Following the war, the country entered into a long chain of military dictatorships with only brief forays into constitutional government. The current president is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who's been in office since December 2007.

Argentina is known for many things but the top of the list belongs to only two -- steak and the tango. Cattle graze on the abundant grasslands and produce some of the best beef in the world.  The climate is well-suited for vineyards as well, and Argentina's wines make a fine companion to their steak.

As for the tango, it has recently exploded to become a world famous dance with hotspots in every major city on the planet. It started in Buenos Aires in the middle of the nineteenth century, as the city was filling up with a mixture of European immigrants and porteños, people who were born in the port city. They melded their cultures of rhythm and harmony and came up with the tango, which has been described as the ultimate evolution of partnered dancing. And it's a great way to burn off your steak stupor. Food coma begone!

Text by Steve Smith.

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