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Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1999.  The Plaza de las Tres Culturas evokes a history of long duration, successive civilizations, tragic conflicts, and mestizaje.  It was here, on October 2, 1968, that government troops gunned down several hundred protesters.  The Templo de Santiago, built in 1609, sits atop the Aztec pyramids of Tlatelolco, scene of the largest market in the Valley of Mexico prior to the arrival of Hernan Cortes.  There Cortes defeated the last Aztec resistance in 1521.  Photos by Steve Warren.  See Dave Thelen's Introduction.
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