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Guatemala: A country of contrasts

In June, Blade Religion Editor David Yonke traveled to Guatemala to report on the efforts of International Samaritan, a nonprofit ministry founded at Toledo’s St. John’s Jesuit High School to help people who work in garbage dumps. Away from the notorious dump neighborhood, Guatemala’s rich history and exotic landscapes create a country of contrasts.CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

La Merced Church, with its striking yellow-and-white stucco facade, sits high atop the city of Antigua, with Agua Volcano looming in the background. Enlarge | Buy This Photo La Merced Church, with its striking yellow-and-white stucco facade, sits high atop the city of Antigua, with Agua ...
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A young boy crouches by an open sewer in a dump workers' ghetto. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A young boy crouches by an open sewer in a dump workers' ghetto.
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Wooden statues adorned with colorful outfits in a Santiago, Atitlan, church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Wooden statues adorned with colorful outfits in a Santiago, Atitlan, church.
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Dump workers sort through materials in Guatemala City's Zone 3. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dump workers sort through materials in Guatemala City's Zone 3.
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Colorful handmade crafts for sale in Santiago, Atitlan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colorful handmade crafts for sale in Santiago, Atitlan.
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A woman carries her day's haul in the Guatemala city dump. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A woman carries her day's haul in the Guatemala city dump.
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Even in the ghetto, some people take pride in their homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Even in the ghetto, some people take pride in their homes.
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Colors abound in a cemetery near Lake Atitlan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colors abound in a cemetery near Lake Atitlan.
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Lake Atitlán, a crater lake, is guarded by three volcanoes. Guatemala, slightly smaller than Tennessee, has 33 active volcanoes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lake Atitlán, a crater lake, is guarded by three volcanoes. Guatemala, slightly smaller than Tennessee, has 33 active volcanoes....
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