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Destruction of Historic Salvadoran Church Facade
Tiles once part of the historic Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador were taken down and destroyed.
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A close-up of the hand-painted tiles by Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort on the Catedral Metropolitana.

 

(Tracy López)

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View from the cathedral steps at the funeral of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero. The streets of San Salvador were turned into a bloodbath as bombs exploded and guns fired. Forty people were killed and 450 injured as people rushed to get into the cathedral. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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The Catedral Metropolitana in August 2011, before the destruction of its fa├žade.

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A wrought-iron mural by artist Fernando Llort in the lobby of hotel Real Intercontinental. San Salvador, El Salvador / August 2011

 

(Tracy López)

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A statue of former President and crusader for separation of church and state, Gerardo Barrios, located in Plaza Barrios, steps from the Catedral Metropolitana. San Salvador, El Salvador / August 2011.

(Tracy López)

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Palacio Nacional, which sits cater-corner to the cathedral at Plaza Barrios in San Salvador, El Salvador. August 2011.

(Tracy López)

Destruction of Historic Salvadoran Church Facade

Tiles once part of the historic Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador were taken down and destroyed.

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