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A former saltpeter refinery located in the Atacama desert, 40 km east of Iquique. Up to 3700 people used to work and live in this town at the peak of activity in the 30's. The works closed in 1960. In 1970 it was declared national monument and opened to tourism. In 2005 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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  • Uploaded on September 25, 2013
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    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/08/30 12:38:21
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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