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60 Seconds on Earth: Trekking to a lost Inca ruin (VIDEO)


Tourists hoping to reach the mysterious Inca citadel of Choquequirao must first cross the Apurimac canyon, one of the deepest in the world.


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Editor's note: 60 Seconds on Earth is a regular GlobalPost series where our correspondents in the field produce video snapshots of the places and people that we find important, impressive, crazy or just unmistakably cool. Here’s a recent installment on a Filipino tour guide's hilarious protest against the power of the Catholic Church.

CHOQUEQUIRAO, Peru — The mysterious Inca citadel of Choquequirao rivals Machu Picchu. But getting there is far more difficult. Senior Correspondent Simeon Tegel made the trek through one of the world’s deepest canyons to reach the mountainside perch of this lost Inca ruin.

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