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Lider Jaquet, 12, left, Mariano Gomez, Feliciano and Ramon Jaquet pull down a branch of a dead tree to make the log clear a nearby roof in the former mission town of Santa Maria de Fé (acute accent on the e in Fe), Paraguay. Scores of Jesuit missions in the area where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil meet were built in the 17th century and abandoned when the Jesuits were expelled in the 18th century. Ruins of some of these missions still haunt hilltops in the region. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Lider Jaquet, 12, left, Mariano Gomez, Feliciano and Ramon Jaquet pull down a branch of a dead tree to make the log clear a nearby roof in the former mission town of Santa Maria de Fé (acute accent on the e in Fe), Paraguay. Scores of Jesuit missions in the area where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil meet were built in the 17th century and abandoned when the Jesuits were expelled in the 18th century. Ruins of some of these missions still haunt hilltops in the region. (Kevin Moloney for...
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