Daily life in Peru

This year in Peru celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the citadel of Machu Picchu. 49-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Ollanta Humala won the presidential elections, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, Keiko. Humala, Peru's first president from the Left Party over the past 30 years, is facing many difficulties, standing at the head of the country's 29-millionnnym population.

Peru remains a developing country, even though the economic situation has markedly improved, and the country has considerable mineral reserves. But activist groups concerned about the harm that will be caused to nature in the development of these resources, and the miners strike, wanting to get higher wages and better working conditions.

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Dancers Andean people in hats with feathers during the celebration in honor of the Lord "Qoyllur Rit'i" near the town of Tayankani in Cusco, June 22, 2011.

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The ruins of the fortress of Machu Picchu, 130 km from Cusco, Peru, July 6, 2011. Inca settlement are preparing for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of its opening in 1911. The fortress is situated at an altitude of 2350 m above sea level in the heart of the valley of Urubamba in southern Peru, 510 kilometers south of Lima.

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People on the light show at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, July 7, 2011. Peruvian celebrated detection fortress American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.

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A girl in traditional dress at celebrations in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the opening of the settlement of the Incas, Machu Picchu at the foot of the mountain on which the Inca citadel, July 6, 2011.

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The ruins of the citadel of Machu Picchu illuminated in the evening July 7, 2011 during the light show - the final opening of the anniversary of the fortress. This place, which was not even known by the Spanish conquistadors, is now visited by about 250,000 people a year.

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Rescue and Thomas. Penguin, missing near the penguin colony on the island of St. Lawrence January 26, 2011. Thomas found rescuers, after he lost his way and ended up on the beach south of Agua Dulce Lima. Humboldt penguins, who were first slaughtered for their meat, and then caught and kept as a pet, and now belong to the species at risk.

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to Lima View from the hill Morro Solar in Horillos suburb, June 16, 2011.

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The cook prepares a traditional dish at the fair preuanskoe Mistura food in Lima, September 9, 2011. The purpose of the fair - the popularization of the national cuisine.

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models during the show collection Anna Maria Giulfo at the opening of fashion week in Lima and festival Peru Moda, April 27, 2011.

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Gold mining in Huaypetue, Madre de Dios, Peru, May 21, 2011. The government tries in vain to prevent the illegal gold mining in the region. Madre de Dios attracts many eco-tourists who want to take a look at the local monkeys, anacondas and parrots. But gold mining released into the environment 35 tons of mercury per year in this area, which gradually poisons humans, animals, fish and plants.

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Burning excavator illegal gold miners near the town of Puerto Maldonado, February 19, 2011. Army began destroying illegal dredging of rivers in the southern region of Madre de Dios, where every year destroyed about 50,000 acres of rainforest, and 45 tons of mercury is poisoning the environment due to the production of gold.

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The boy in the boat on the lake Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Amazon jungle, September 3, 2011. Reserve an area of ​​5 million. Acres is the largest in Peru, and its territory is 85 natural lakes, which inhabits 250 species of fish, including gray and pink freshwater dolphins.

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Children dressed in purple, carry a copy of the most revered in Peru Catholic icons "Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas", Lima, September 4, 2011. Every year, 2,500 children from the "Children's Miracle brotherhood" between the ages of 9 to 15 years of age take part in the procession, during which 300 are killogrammovuyu icon on the main square of Lima. The name of the icon comes from the 17th century, when an earthquake destroyed the city, and the wall with the fresco survived.

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Children at Mass to the progress with an icon in Lima, September 4, 2011.

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The dogs bark at a man disguised guinea pig during the election campaign in Peru presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at Cerro San Cosme, Lima, April 1, 2011.

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The woman with the child-Quechua during voting at the presidential elections in Peru, June 5, 2011. The inscription: "voting booth".

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The newly elected President of Peru Ollanta Humala waves people from convertible next to the Congress building in Lima, Peru, July 28, 2011.

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People on the beach Agua Dulce waves in Horrillose, Lima, February 26, 2011. Agua Dulce (sweet water) - one of the most popular beaches of the green coast of Lima.

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Valley Sinakara where held celebration "Qoyllur Rit'i" near Cusco, June 21, 2011. The annual festival of the Lord "Qoyllur Rit'i" or Lord of the Snow Star attracts thousands of pilgrims, dancers and musicians from the surrounding areas.

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"Ukukus" or defenders of the Lord of the Snow Stars descend from the glacier with a cross during a holiday in Sinakara Valley, June 21, 2011.

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"Ukukus" or defenders of the Lord of the Snow Stars are at the cross on the glacier cross during a holiday in Sinakara Valley, June 21, 2011.

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Girls play in the center of Leymebamby in the Andean region of Chachapoyas, July 17, 2011. Chachapoyas area is located in the tributaries of the Amazon valley Utcubamba Province. This area is inhabited by people of Chachapoyas from 800 years BC. e.

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Layout Iguanodon at the exhibition "Dinosaurs of Peru" in Kennedy Park, Lima, September 6, 2011. The exhibition presents the types of dinosaurs that inhabited Peruvian territory in the Mesozoic era.

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The jaguar (Panthera onca) Danielle plays with her kitten, which 6 weeks, zoo Parque de Las Leyendas, Lima, June 24, 2011.

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jaguar cub at the zoo the Parque de Las Leyendas, June 24, 2011. They showed reporters two pups with black color.

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Restorer restores the image captured procession on the wall of the temple Huaca de La Luna in Trujillo, September 14, 2011.

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The remains of the child in the sacrificial burial Chimu culture 800 years ago. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of 42 children and 74 llamas and other camelids, which were sacrificed 800 years ago to the fishing village Huanchakito, Peru. Oscar Gabriel Prieto, head of the expedition, said that it is the burial of the victims - the largest of all the burials found Chimu culture.

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An archaeologist of the bones excavated from a catalog Lama Chimu burial, September 13, 2011.

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The Mummy predatory cat, dating from about the year 800 BC. e. Leymebamby in the museum, in the Andean region of Chachapoyas, July 16, 2011. The museum displays more than 200 mummies of the culture Chachapoyas, discovered in 1997 in the Laguna de los Condores.

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Mummies of Chachapoyas culture dating from about the year 800 BC. e. Leymebamby in the museum, in the Andean region of Chachapoyas, July 16, 2011. The mummies were wrapped in cloth, and thus create a climate that will ensure conservation. The skin is also treated with a special compound.

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Kuelap Fortress, 3000 m above sea level in the Andean region of Chachapoyas, aerial view, June 25, 2011. The fortress was built by the predecessors of the Incas, the culture of Chachapoyas, about 800 BC. e., and consists of four buildings with stone walls up to 19 m.

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A general view of the temporary dwellings in Haykal, Lima suburb, 9 April 2011.

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Andean condor over the canyon Colca in the Colca Valley, south of Lima, January 30, 2011. Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world, reaching a maximum depth of 3386 meters, and therefore one of the most visited places in Peru. Andean condor, living next to the canyon, counted among the endangered species.

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The man in the "Caballo de totora", a boat made of Totora plant is sent to one of the "floating islands" on Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru, May 29, 2011.

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The girl at one of the "floating islands" of Lake Titicaca, Peru, May 29, 2011. Uros Islands are known as the "floating" because woven from the totora plant that grows in the lake.

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The relatives of the two dead soldiers at the funeral at the military base in Lima, Peru, September 15, 2011. According to statements of the military, two soldiers Esnneyder Vazquez and Jenner Vidarte killed during the attack of the Communist Party Shining Path extremists on a military helicopter. Peru's army since 2008 is trying to destroy the remnants of the Shining Path forces scattered across the country and earning the cocaine trade.

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The workers of the Argentine firm Pluspetrol clean implications breakthrough pipeline in Loreto, August 10, 2011. Approximately 1,100 barrels of oil poured into the wood due to pipe fracture unknowns. Cleaning takes about a month.

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The villagers of Aymara, Peru, blocked the road leading to the border with Bolivia, May 24, 2011. They are protesting against the Canadian gold mining project on Santa Anna, because they believe that it could contaminate Lake Titicaca.

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The man on the suspension bridge in the Peruvian Reserve Pacaya Samiria, September 4, 2011. The reserve is the largest in Peru, it inhabits 132 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds.

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The child in the crown and mantle suckles on breastfeeding contest organized by the Ministry of Health of Peru August 19, 2011. The winner was the children who drank milk of mother the longest.

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Jesus statue above the houses in Lima, June 23, 2011. At first glance, a statue on the cliff over the Pacific Ocean recalls standing in Rio de Janeiro, and smotryashuyu a cliff over the Atlantic Ocean. The similarity is no coincidence. For many Peruvians, the statue has become a symbol of the growing political and economic influence of Brazil throughout South America.

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The boat on the Maranon river at sunset in the National Reserve Pacaya Samiria Peru, September 4, 2011.