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Photo Essay: The magic of Christmas in Bogotá, Colombia Special

Bogot - The city of Bogotá, Colombia, is having a wonderful Christmas this year. The program of Christmas-related activities in the city began in late November and will run throughout December, until January 4.

Nine Colombians arrested over a plot to kill Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan authorities said Monday they had arrested nine Colombian paramilitary fighters accused of plotting to assassinate Nicolas Maduro amid an ongoing diplomatic spat with Bogota. Maduro accused Colombia of waging campaign against his administration.

Additional officers distributed throughout Colombian cities

As the holiday season commences, additional police officers are being planted in the Colombian cities of Bogota and Medelin.

Colombian pole dancers take to the streets

Pole dancing is a growing phenomenon throughout the world. While it's often been considered a touchy subject, women now partake in classes to keep fit, and the hobby has even spilled out to the streets.

Boeing jet split into three, leaves 1 dead

Bogot - Out of 131 passengers, only one was reported dead after Aires Airlines jet crashed into Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport in Colombia. The plane was reportedly hit by lightning before hitting the runway and splitting into three pieces.

Former notorious drug dealer's hippos wanted, one shot already

Years after the infamous Columbian drug dealer, Pablo Escobar, was gunned down, his hippos now face the same fate. One was shot and killed and two others are reportedly still on the loose.
 

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A car bomb exploded this morning in Bogota  Columbia injuring six. Rebel terrorists are suspected in...
A car bomb exploded this morning in Bogota, Columbia injuring six. Rebel terrorists are suspected in the bombing.
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The celebrations focus around Plaza de Bolívar  the city’s main square and civic center.
The celebrations focus around Plaza de Bolívar, the city’s main square and civic center.
General view during the inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the Natio...
General view during the inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the National Congress on August 7, 2014 in Bogota, Colombia
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View of Bogota  Colombia
View of Bogota, Colombia
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Bogotá citizens enjoy the display of Christmas lights in Usaquén Park  Bogotá.
Bogotá citizens enjoy the display of Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.
The Christmas Express draws large crowds  and causes traffic jams in Bogotá  Colombia.
The Christmas Express draws large crowds, and causes traffic jams in Bogotá, Colombia.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John K...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at Casa de Narino in Bogota in 2013.
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Giant Christmas tree in Plaza de Bolivar  across Bogotá s Cathedral.
Giant Christmas tree in Plaza de Bolivar, across Bogotá's Cathedral.
 The Fallen Christ  (El Señor Caído). Wood carving by Colombian sculptor Pedro Lugo y Albarracín ...
"The Fallen Christ" (El Señor Caído). Wood carving by Colombian sculptor Pedro Lugo y Albarracín (ca. 1656).
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Christmas lights in Usaquén Park  Bogotá.
Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.
Christmas decorations  lights and musicians adorn the cars of Bogotá s  Christmas Express
Christmas decorations, lights and musicians adorn the cars of Bogotá's "Christmas Express"
A march in Bogota  Colombia to protest a recent shocking rape case
A march in Bogota, Colombia to protest a recent shocking rape case
Julián Ortega Martínez
Christmas lights in Usaquén Park  Bogotá.
Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.

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