Mexico

Temple of Santiago emerges

Temple of Santiago emerges

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The remains of the mid-16th century church Temple of Santiago, also known as Temple of Quechula, have emerged from the surface of the Grijalva River, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, near the town of Nueva Quechula, in Chiapas state, Mexico. A drought this year has hit the river’s watershed, dropping the water level in the reservoir. It is the second time a drop in the reservoir has revealed the temple since it was flooded when the dam was completed in 1966. In 2002, the water was so low visitors could walk inside the church.

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Ninth Monumental “Alebrijes” Parade in Mexico

Ninth Monumental “Alebrijes” Parade in Mexico

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Mexico City holds their ninth monumental “Alebrije” Parade. An annual event to honor Mexican handcrafts and folk art, especially a hard kind of papier-mâché called “cartonería” and the creation of fantastic figures with it called “alebrijes.” Alebrijes are chimera-like creatures credited to artisan Pedro Linares painted in bright colors according to Wikipedia.

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