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Guatemala: A country of contrasts

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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.

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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.

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Dump workers sort through materials in Guatemala City's Zone 3.

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Colorful handmade crafts for sale in Santiago, Atitlan.

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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.

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Guatemala-cemetery

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.

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