Picture of the Day – May 30, 2010
Photograph by DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Argentinians gather along 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires to attend the bicentenary parade in Buenos Aires on May 25, 2010. Two hundred years ago, in Buenos Aires (then capital of a Spanish colony), a week-long series of revolutionary events took place, known as the Revolucion de Mayo, which set in motion events that led to Argentina’s eventual declaration of independence from Spain in 1816. This past week, more than 6 million Argentinians, their neighbors and foreign dignitaries gathered in Buenos Aires to celebrate their bicentennial with lavish parades, festivals and performances.
via The Big Picture: Argentina’s Bicentennial
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