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Selected picture Month 11, 2006

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La Boca, Buenos Aires

La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and main street, the Caminito.

It is known throughout the sporting world as the home of Boca Juniors, one of South America's top football clubs.

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Piece of the wall falling at Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier (50°29′S 73°03′W / 50.483°S 73.050°W / -50.483; -73.050) is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.

The 250 km² ice formation, of 30 km in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.

Selected picture Month 12, 2007

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Mate amargo

In Argentina it is common to see people walking around the streets toting a mate and a thermos with hot water. In some parts of Argentina, gas stations sponsored by yerba mate producers provide free hot water to travellers, specifically for the purpose of drinking during the journey. There are disposable mate sets with a plastic mate and bombilla, and sets with a thermos flask and stacking containers for the yerba and sugar inside a fitted case.

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The embrace of two Argentine tango dancers

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Night view of the hanging bridge in Santa Fe

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1,000 peso Moneda Nacional, showing the President Sarmiento Frigate. This issue was in circulation from 1944 to 1975 and was popularly nicknamed La Fragata.

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Ezeiza International Airport (SAEZ) near Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires "Caballito" metro station

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Fisherman's Club on the Rio de la Plata (River Plate) in Buenos Aires

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Hornero (Rufous Hornero), the national bird of Argentina

The horneros, also known as ovenbirds are members of the genus Furnarius in the family Furnariidae, native to South America.

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Torre de los Ingleses, Buenos Aires

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The Zárate-Brazo Largo Bridge

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River Plate (Rio de La Plata) from space

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Iguazú Falls on the border between Argentina and Brazil

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Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Buenos Aires

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Jesuit buildings at San Ignacio in Misiones Province

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San Nicolás de La Rioja Cathedral

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Retiro Railway Station, Buenos Aires

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Cabildo and Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, late 19th century

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Rodin's The Thinker (signed replica) statue and National Parliament (Congress) in Buenos Aires

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Chascomús railway station circa 1875 - from the Argentina National Archives

Selected picture Month 08, 2009

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Super Etendard of the Argentine Navy on a US Navy Carrier

An Argentine Navy Dassault Super Etendard jet aircraft commences a "touch and go" landing, during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Super Etendard is a carrier-based single-seat strike fighter first introduced into service in 1978. It is armed with two 30mm guns and can hold a variety of air-to-air weapons and air-to-ground munitions.

Selected picture Month 09, 2009

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Penguin colony at Punta Tombo

A Penguin colony at Punta Tombo, Chubut Province.

Punta Tombo is a peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean 110 km (68 mi) south of Trelew in Southern Argentina, where there is an important colony of Magellanic Penguins.

Selected picture Month 10, 2009

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The Polish glacier from above the high camp

The Polish Glacier (Spanish Glaciar de los Polacos) is one of the glacial fields of Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes. It was named after a Polish expedition in 1934. Led by Konstanty Narkiewicz-Jodko, the team paved an alternative route to the peak, named the Polish Route, through the glacier.

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Portal:Argentina/Selected picture/Month 11, 2009 The main entrance hall of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, one of the world's major opera houses. Opened in 1908, a work of architect Francesco Tamburini and his assistant, Vittorio Meano, who designed a theatre in the Italian style on a scale and with amenities which matched those in Europe.

Selected picture Month 12, 2009

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Rosario and the Paraná River

A view of Rosario and the Paraná River from the top of the National Flag Memorial.

Selected picture Month 01, 2010

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Las Leñas

Las Leñas is one of the largest Andean ski resorts in Argentina, together with Cerro Catedral in San Carlos de Bariloche, located in the western part of Mendoza Province. It is well known for its powder snow, good climate and excellent opportunities for extreme and off-piste skiing. Construction of the ski center began January 1983, and by July 1983 it opened with a hotel of 300 beds. The ski area has a good diversity of slopes ranging from very easy to extreme, including a good range of off-piste areas apt for extreme skiing. The skiable area base starts at an altitude of 2,240 m above mean sea level (7,350 feet) and goes up to 3,430 m (11,253 ft) for a total drop of 1,200 m (3,937 ft). The skiable surface amounts to 2.3 km2 (1 sq mi), with 27 runs and a maximum non-stop skiable distance of 7 km (4 mi) (not including off run alternatives). The total ski area reachable by land is the largest in South America.

Selected picture Month 02, 2010

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Pinamar

Pinamar is an Argentine coastal resort town located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province.

Located less than 400 km (249 mi)south of Buenos Aires, it is one of several small seaside communities that line the coast. Since Pinamar's main attraction is the ocean, it is a fairly quiet town during the winter months. Tourism is what fuels the economy during the summer.

Selected picture Month 03, 2010

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Tigre

The Paraná Delta is the delta of the Paraná River in Argentina. The Paraná flows north–south and becomes an alluvial basin (a flood plain) between the Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, then emptying into the Río de la Plata.

The Paraná Delta has an area of about 14,000 km2 (5,405 sq mi) and starts to form between the cities of Santa Fe and Rosario, where the river splits into several arms, creating a network of islands and wetlands. Most of it is located in the jurisdiction of Entre Ríos, and parts in the north of Buenos Aires.

Selected picture Month 04, 2010

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Calchaquí Valley, Cafayate

The Calchaquí Valleys (Spanish: Valles Calchaquíes) are a series of valleys in the northwestern region of Argentina which crosses the provinces of Catamarca, Tucumán and Salta. It is best known for its contrast of colours and its unique geography that ranges from the mountain desert to the subtropical forest.

Selected picture Month 05, 2010

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Main church in the town of Angastaco

Main church in the town of Angastaco in San Carlos Department, Salta Province, Argentina, in the Calchaquí Valley.

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Llao-Llao Hotel - Bariloche

The Llao Llao Hotel is located in the tourist resort of San Carlos de Bariloche within the province of Río Negro, Argentina. This famous hotel is situated in the foothills of the Andes on a hill between the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes.

Selected picture Month 07, 2010

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General Manuel Belgrano Bridge

General Manuel Belgrano Bridge is an Argentine bridge over the Paraná River.

The General Manuel Belgrano Bridge spans the Paraná river and connects Corrientes and Chaco provinces in Argentina. This photo is taken from Corrientes city, and you can see a beach by Paraná river. The far big building is a silo in Barranqueras, Chaco province.

Selected picture Month 08, 2010

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Aeroparque Jorge Newbery - Buenos Aires
















Aerial view of Buenos Aires' Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport (AEP/SABE). You can see, on the left side of the apron, the Boeing 757 Presidential aircraft.

Selected picture Month 09, 2010

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The Andalusian patio bridge in Palermo - Buenos Aires

Spring at the Rosedal lake in Buenos Aires at the Tres de Febrero park in the Palermo neighborhood.

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Panoramic view of the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti - Buenos Aires

The Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, also known as El Monumental de Nuñez or River Plate Stadium, is a stadium in the Belgrano district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the home venue of Club Atlético River Plate and is named after former club president Antonio Vespucio Liberti. El Monumental is considered to be the national stadium of Argentina.

The stadium was renamed after Antonio Vespucio Liberti on November 29, 1986.

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Café de los angelitos

Iconic Café de los angelitos, long a meeting point for musical and literary talent in Balvanera, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

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Swearing in of the Buenos Aires Constitution

Daguerrotype of the swearing in of the Buenos Aires Constitution at the la Plaza de la Victoria, (today Plaza de Mayo, 1854).

Selected picture Month 01, 2011

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Composite satellite image of the southern Andes and Patagonia

The Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range. It is a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. The range is over 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, 200 km (120 mi) to 700 km (430 mi) wide (widest between 18° to 20°S latitude), and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft), ending in Patagonia...

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Weather indicator at the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens

Weather indicator at the Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens, designed by José Marcovich and donated by the Austro-Hungarian community of Buenos Aires (1910).

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Bridge of the Woman

Bridge of the Woman in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, circa 1900.

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The National Flag Memorial, at the city of Rosario.

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Portrait of Guillermo Brown, father of the Argentine Navy

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Only protograph ever taken of José de San Martín, in his old age

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Photo of a Trolleybus from Mendoza

Selected picture Month 01, 2012

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San José Palace

Portion of the San José palace, residence of Justo José de Urquiza. Urquiza was the president of the Argentine Confederation, and a key figure of the Argentine Civil Wars.

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Basilic of Our Lady of Luján
Credit: Luis Argerich from Flickr

Basilic of Our Lady of Luján, located at the city of Luján. There is an annual pilgrimage to it.

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Córdoba mountain range

The Córdoba mountain range, in Córdoba province. It is a medium-sized mountain range, with its highest mountain being Mount Champaquí.

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Fiambalá vineyards

Vineyards at Fiambala. The dry climate of the Catamarca Province encourages vineyards over other types of agriculture.

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Negro river

The Negro River is an afluent of the Paraná River, and several populations were established along its path. This photo is taken from Resistencia, Chaco.

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Canyon of the Huaco River

Canyon of the Huaco River, in the San Juan province.

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Eva Perón casting a vote

Eva Perón, terminally ill of cervical cancer, voting in the 1951 general elections in a ballot box taken to the hospital. It was the first national election in Argentina allowing women's suffrage.

Selected picture Month 09, 2012

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[[File:|center|330px|Neuquén Skyline]]

Aerial photo of the Neuquén city, capital of the Neuquén Province. With a population of more than 265,000, it is the largest city in Patagonia.

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An Argentine Gaucho

Photo of an Argentine Gaucho. Gauchos were the rural populations of the country during the 19th century, and worked at the several estancias established during that period.

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Cave paintings

Hands at the Cueva de las Manos (Spanish: Cave of the hands) upon Río Pinturas, near the town of Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz. It is a cave painting made nearly 9,000 years ago, possibly by forefathers of the Tehuelches.

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Magellanic Penguin
Credit: Longhorndave from Flickr

A Magellanic Penguin at the Valdes Peninsula, in the Patagonia. These medium-sized penguins migrate across Argentina, Chile, the Malvinas and Brazil.

Selected picture Month 01, 2013

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Liberty statue

Monument to the Army of the Andes at the Cerro de la Gloria, Mendoza. The Army of the Andes was created by José de San Martín in Mendoza, during the Spanish American Wars of Independence. With this army, composed of both Argentines and Chilean expatriates, he made the Crossing of the Andes and liberated Chile from royalist control.

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Jaguar

A jaguar at rest in the Formosa Province Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

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Iceberg

Iceberg floating in Lago Argentina broken off from the Perito Moreno Glacier

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Monument

The "Monumento a La Carta Magna y las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas" was raised by the Spanish community in 1910 for the Centennial of the Revolution of May, and it is commonly referred to as the "Spanish Monument" ("Monumento De los Españoles").

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Obelisk
Credit: Vic Lic from Flickr

The "Obelisk of Buenos Aires" is a national historic monument and icon of the city. Located in the Plaza de la República, in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was built to commemorate the fourth centenary of the first foundation of the city.

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Obelisk

The "Casa Rosada" is the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina, and of the offices of the President. Its characteristic color is pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. It also has a museum, with objects related to the presidents of the country. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina.

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National Congress
Credit: Jacobo Tarrío from Flickr

The "Argentine National Congress" is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. Its composition is bicameral, constituted by a 72-seat Senate and a 257-seat Chamber of Deputies. The Congress building is located in Buenos Aires, at the western end of Avenida de Mayo (at the other end of which is located the Casa Rosada). The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at the Congressional Plaza, next to the building.

Selected picture Month 10, 2013

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ARA Moreno
Credit: Bain News Service

ARA Moreno was a dreadnought battleship designed by the American Fore River Shipbuilding Company for the Argentine Navy (Armada de la República Argentina). Named after Mariano Moreno, a key member of the first independent government of Argentina, the First Assembly (Primera Junta), Moreno was the second dreadnought of the Rivadavia class, and the fourth built during the South American dreadnought race.

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General Paz avenue

Avenida General Paz (official name Ruta Nacional A001 - National Route A001) is a beltway freeway surrounding the city of Buenos Aires. Roughly following the boundary between the city and Buenos Aires Province, it is one of the few motorways in Argentina that is toll-free. It carries three lanes of traffic in each direction during most of its length, and five lanes between the Pan-American Highway and the Río de la Plata. There are feeder roads in both directions and there are service areas along its length, usually with a gas station and fast food restaurants.

Selected picture Month 12, 2013

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[[File:|center|330px|Griselda Siciliani]]

Griselda Siciliani is an Argentine actress. She began her career in musical comedy, and took part in the theater play "Revista Nacional". She met the actor and producer Adrián Suar, who took her to play a secretary in Sin Código, a satirical police sitcom where Suar was the main actor. Her character was named "Flor", a nerd that fell in love with her boss, who did not even notice. Griselda won the Clarín Award and Martín Fierro Award as new female artist for this role. She worked in Para vestir santos, at the superhero live-action television series Los únicos, and the miniseries Farsantes.

Selected picture Month 01, 2014

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Carlos Gardel
Credit: Archivo General de la Nación

Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardes; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango. The unerring musicality of Gardel's baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics made miniature masterpieces of his hundreds of three-minute tango recordings. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

Selected picture Month 02, 2014

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Tren Loco

Tren Loco is an Argentine heavy metal band formed in the suburban town of Grand Bourg, in Buenos Aires Province. Their lyrics relate social issues, like "Clase trabajadora" (Working class), "Fuera de la Ley" (Outlaw) and "Lucila"; others are about political issues, such as "Pampa del Infierno" (Hell's Land) and "Nos vemos en Cutral-Co" (See you at Cutral-Co). They also write about personal matters: "Endemoniado" (Possessed), "No me importa" (I do not care) and "A ultranza" (To the end). The group's name is inspired by the classic Ozzy Osbourne song: Crazy Train.

Selected picture Month 03, 2014

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Stream to the Paraná River

The Paraná River is a river in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi). It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers. The name Paraná is an abbreviation of the phrase "para rehe onáva", which comes from the Tupi language and means "like the sea" (that is, "as big as the sea"). It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Selected picture Month 04, 2014

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Santa Fe city in the night

Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (usually called just Santa Fe) is the capital city of province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is situated in northeastern Argentina, near the junction of the Paraná and Salado rivers. It lies 15 kilometers from the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel that connects it to the city of Paraná. The city is also connected by canal with the port of Colastiné on the Paraná River. Santa Fe has about 369,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. The metropolitan area has a population of 454,238, making it the ninth largest in Argentina.

Selected picture Month 05, 2014

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio as a student
Credit: Colegio Salesiano Don Bosco de Ramos Mejía

Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio by then, as a student (4th from left, middle row). He studied chemistry before joining the priesthood.

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Vicentico
Credit: Nelson Arrondo from Flickr

Vicentico, singer of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and a solo career

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Silvio Marzolini
Credit: Rock Criollo

This is a poster of Silvio Marzolini during his time playing for Argentina national football team. He played for them between 1960 & 1969.

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