Photo of the Day: A birds eye view of Mexico

This Photo of the Day, taken today, comes from flickr member Doug Murray and shows “A birds eye view of Andador Real de Guadalupe in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.”

Chiapas is home to ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, Chinkultic and home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the country with twelve federally recognized ethnicities.

Chiapas was also the state where a massacre in 1997 left 45 people dead in an armed conflict that began three years earlier in southern Mexico after Zapatista rebels pushed for more rights for indigenous people.

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