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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/16

    Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca, Pisco, at San Bartolo beach in Lima, Peru, on March 16. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride on the nose of his board, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca.

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  • Peru earthquake hits coast with 6.9 magnitude

    Peru earthquake hits coast with 6.9 magnitude

    Peru earthquake: a 6.9 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc on Peru, causing a wider radius of action than the 2007 earthquake that killed 596 people.

  • Strong earthquake hits northern Peru

    Peru earthquake: The US Geological Survey reports that a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has occurred in northern Peru, near the Brazilian border.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/16

    Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca, Pisco, at San Bartolo beach in Lima, Peru, on March 16. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride on the nose of his board, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca.

  • In Pictures Peru's Surfing Alpaca

    Pisco, a Peruvian alpaca, is seen at San Bartolo Beach in Lima, Peru, on March 16. Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride on the nose of his surf board, and now is the first to do so with an aplaca. Alpacas, which resemble llamas and have been domesticated for thousands of years, are typically kept in herds in the Andes.

  • In Pictures Destructive Oil Spills

    On April 26, weathered oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana from a leaking pipeline that resulted from an explosion on a Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. Crews are working with robot submarines to activate a shutoff device known as a blowout preventer to close off the flow of oil at the sunken rig's well head. Hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands, and white sand beaches are threatened by the approaching oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • In Peru, recovery from quake lags

    In Peru, recovery from quake lags

    Two years later, the effects are still acutely felt. Observers point to problems with disaster planning, aid distribution, and global attention.

  • Fleeting architecture

    Fleeting architecture

    As novelty and sustainability drive design, more structures are deliberately temporary.