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The brilliant colors of Chinchero's Sunday market reflect the city's mythical roots—locals claim the former Inca site is the birthplace of the rainbow.  
Credit: Artville 
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Argentina's Spegazzini glacier boasts some of the tallest ice walls in the region. Reaching heights of up to 600 feet, Spegazzini is taller than the Washington Monument and twice the stature of the neighboring Moreno glacier.  
Credit: Argentina Secretary of Tourism 
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The Galapagos have never been connected to the mainland; most species swam, flew, or were carried by the wind to the Islands. Evolution has played a part—almost 2,000 of the 5,000 Galapagos species are found nowhere else in the world.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
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Venezuela is home to the world's highest waterfall. At 3,212 feet, Angel Falls is one of Canaima National Park's most spectacular sights.  
Credit: Dan Morrison 
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The vibrant colors and lively restaurants of La Boca make it difficult to imagine the neighborhood's early days. The area was the site of Buenos Aires' first meat salting plant in the 1800s. Now the festive barrio is an artists' hub.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
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Spanning more than 60% of Brazilian territory, the Amazon Rainforest is equal to half the size of the entire European continent. That's certainly enough territory to house the one-tenth of the world's plant and animal species that live there.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
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From brilliant masks to bared flesh, Carnival is the last Catholics indulgence before Lent. Bolivia's 'Devil's Carnival' includes a mile-long parade of dancers dressed as devils, whose choreography reenacts important historical events.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
 
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