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Irma Ramirez and Lelis Martinez, 3, wife and daughter of museum caretaker Isabelino Martinez, stand next to a statue of Saint Anne at a religious art museum 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)
Irma Ramirez and Lelis Martinez, 3, wife and daughter of museum caretaker Isabelino Martinez, stand next to a statue of Saint Anne at a religious art museum 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....
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