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Estación Rosario Norte

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Närliggande bilder i Argentina

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A: Scalabrini Ortiz Park in Rosario, Argentina

av Fernando A. Riego, 490 meter bort

Parque Scalabrini Ortiz en Rosario

Scalabrini Ortiz Park in Rosario, Argentina

C: Torres Dolfines

av Nahuel Covacevich, 510 meter bort

dos pedazos de edificios en medio de un hermoso parque, algo totalmente desencajado

Torres Dolfines

D: El Baldío de los Circos - Photo Walk 2012 - Rosario

av Hernan Folmer, 540 meter bort

Realizada en el Photowalk 2012 Rosario,  en el baldio donde se arman las carpas de los circos, cerca ...

El Baldío de los Circos - Photo Walk 2012 - Rosario

E: Scalabrini Ortiz Park in Rosario, Argentina

av Fernando A. Riego, 550 meter bort

Scalabrini Ortiz Park in Rosario, Argentina

F: Torres Nordink y Dolfines Guarani - Photo Walk Rosario 2012

av Hernan Folmer, 550 meter bort

 Torres Dolfines Guarani y Nordink, ubicadas por la Avenida Estanislao Lopez, sobre la ribera del Río...

Torres Nordink y Dolfines Guarani - Photo Walk Rosario 2012

G: tunnel

av Fernando A. Riego, 580 meter bort

Tunnel in Rosario Argentina While Skating

tunnel

H: Nordlink Towers , Rosario , Argentina

av Fernando A. Riego, 600 meter bort

Panorama tomado durante el Worldwide Photowalk 2012 , en Rosario, Argentina. Torres Nordlink.

Nordlink Towers , Rosario , Argentina

I: park buildings and precarious houses

av Nahuel Covacevich, 630 meter bort

se puede ver el Parque Scalabrino Ortiz, las Torres Dolfines y en frente una villa miseria

park buildings and  precarious houses

J: Grupo 0 0 42 43 Images 4 1 3 Goo

av Daniel Pozzi, 1.1 km bort

Grupo 0 0 42 43 Images 4 1 3 Goo

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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