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Machu Picchu: Inca citadel reopens to tourists after month of civil unrest


Tourism agencies are celebrating as Inca citadel Machu Picchu reopens to tourist after a month of unrest.

Added on the 17/02/2023 18:20:54 - Copyright : Euronews EN

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