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Refugee Crisis

2016 and 2017 have seen a deepening refugee crisis, sparked in part by people fleeing the destruction of the Syrian civil war. Millions of people have fled war-torn regions of Iraq,, Syria, and Somalia for Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, and increasingly flooding into Europe. These have been joined by people from elsewhere in Northern and Central Africa seeking better economic conditions.


Color photograph of the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu
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Machu Piccho First Found by Explorers

On July 24th, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham because the first outsider to rediscover the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, now located in Santuario Historico Machu Picchu. Thought to be a summer retreat for Inca leaders, for hundreds of years after the destruction of the Inca empire the site was known only to local farmers. Noted for its impressive architecture and network of stone terraces, the site is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.