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Eva Peron's Legacy Continues, 60 Years After her Death
Historians say decades later is when many are considering how Eva Peron's actions shaped the Argentina's society.
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Maria Eva Duarte de Perón, before she died of cancer at age 33. 

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference.
(Beatrice Murch)

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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez holds a sculpture that resembles Argentina's late first lady Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, known as "Evita," during the inauguration of a health center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentines commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of their most famous first lady on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Evita died of cancer on July 26, 1952 at the age of 33. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
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The Engineering School in San Telmo housed the Eva Peron Foundation in the 1940's and 50's.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A bronze statue of Eva Peron by Argentine sculptor Ricardo Gianetti in Plaza Evita near the National Library in Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A bronze statue of Eva Peron by Argentine sculptor Ricardo Gianetti in Plaza Evita near the National Library in Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Evita mural at the Ministry of Health building looms over the widest street in the world, 9 de Julio.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The government-run resort, Chapadmalal, where Argentines can vacation by the seaside just south of Mar del Plata at very little cost.

(Beatrice Murch)

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The church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Duarte family tomb is located in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Tourists snap photos at the Duarte family tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Tourists gather at the Duarte family tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Evita mural at the Ministry of Health building looms over the widest street in the world, 9 de Julio as protestors gather below to call for an increase in wages.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Eva Peron museum hall in the government-run vacation resort of Chapadmalal just south of Mar del Plata.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Eva Peron museum in the government-run vacation resort of Chapadmalal just south of Mar del Plata.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Eva Peron museum in the government-run vacation resort of Chapadmalal just south of Mar del Plata.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference. Inside is a glass cabinet which holds the funerary shrouds of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A bronze statue of Eva Peron by Argentine sculptor Ricardo Gianetti in Plaza Evita near the National Library in Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Tourists snap photos at the Duarte family tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Tourists gather at the Duarte family tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Evita mural at the Ministry of Health building looms over the widest street in the world, 9 de Julio as protestors gather below to call for an increase in wages.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Duarte family tomb is located in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Evita mural at the Ministry of Health building looms over the widest street in the world, 9 de Julio.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The CGT union building with an iconic portrait of Eva Peron with an eternal flame on the outside corner is where Eva Peron's embalmbed body was housed 1952-1955.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Argentines pose in front of a painting of Eva Peron in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Poster for the movie Eva at the Buenos Aires Book Fair.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Eva Peron museum in the government-run vacation resort of Chapadmalal just south of Mar del Plata.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Puppets of Juan Peron, Evita, and Diego Maradona wave to tourists below from a balcony in La Boca.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Eva Peron museum hall in the government-run vacation resort of Chapadmalal just south of Mar del Plata.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The vgovernment-run resort, Chapadmalal, where Argentines can vacation by the seaside just south of Mar del Plata at very little cost.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The courtyard of the church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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The church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Eva Peron museum in the government-run vacation resort of Chapadmalal just south of Mar del Plata.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A poster for the ten-year-old Evita Museum in Palermo in front of the Buenos Aires Law School.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The interior of the church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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The altar of the church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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A crowd gathers to watch a short movie of Eva Peron's life in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference. Inside is a glass cabinet which holds the funerary shrouds of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A bronze statue of Eva Peron by Argentine sculptor Ricardo Gianetti in Plaza Evita near the National Library in Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Duarte family tomb is located in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Tourists snap photos at the Duarte family tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Tourists gather at the Duarte family tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Poster for the movie Eva at the Buenos Aires Book Fair.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A poster for the ten-year-old Evita Museum in Palermo in front of the Buenos Aires Law School.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Argentines pose in front of a painting of Eva Peron in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Puppets of Juan Peron, Evita, and Diego Maradona wave to tourists below from a balcony in La Boca.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A crowd gathers to watch a short movie of Eva Peron's life in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A metal sculpture of Eva Peron's face in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires. Her body, badly destroyed with her nose missing, was returned to Argentina from Europe in the 1970's.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Metal sculpture of Eva Peron's death mask in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Visitors look at the memorabilia on display in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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One of Eva Peron's outfits on display opposite a full scale photograph of Eva and Juan Peron in the Evita Museum in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
(Beatrice Murch)

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A large Evita balloon at the spontaneous gathering of mourners at Plaza de Mayo when former president Nestor Kirchner unexpectedly died in 2010.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The famous balconies of the Casa Rosada where Eva and Juan Domingo Peron spoke to the adoring crowds below in the Plaza de Mayo.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The office of the President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the Casa Rosada is open to the public on weekend and holiday tours.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The entrance hall of the Casa Rosada is filled with paintings of important Argentine political figures. Tourists gather around the one of Eva Peron during a weekend tour.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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The altar of the church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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The interior of the church of San Francisco in La Plata where Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Maria Duarte were married on December 10 1945
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Engineering School in San Telmo housed the Eva Peron Foundation in the 1940's and 50's.
(Beatrice Murch)

Evita_at_Ministry_of_Health_Building

The Evita mural at the Ministry of Health building looms over the widest street in the world, 9 de Julio as protestors gather below to call for an increase in wages.
(Beatrice Murch)

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The Evita mural at the Ministry of Health building looms over the widest street in the world, 9 de Julio.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Congress building is home to the Eva Peron Salon where women could congregate away from men and talk over matters without their interference.
(Beatrice Murch)

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Oct. 1950: Then first lady María Eva Duarte de Perón, known as "Evita", with her husband, then President Juan Perón, wave to crowds from the balcony of the state house. She died two years later. 

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María Eva Duarte de Perón during an official visit to Rome.

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In this Oct. 10, 1950 file photo, Argentina's President Juan Peron and his wife Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, known as "Evita," pose for a portrait in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina commemorates the 60th anniversary of the death of their most famous first lady on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Evita died of cancer on July 26, 1952 at the age of 33. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In this June 4, 1952 file photo, Argentina's first lady Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, known as "Evita," right, watches as her husband, President Juan Peron, as he is sworn-in for his second term as president at Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentines commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of their most famous first lady on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Evita died of cancer on July 26, 1952 at the age of 33. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - In this undated file photo, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, known as "Evita," poses in a full-length gown in Argentina. Argentina commemorates the 60th anniversary of the death of Argentina's most famous first lady on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Evita died of cancer on July 26, 1952 at the age of 33. (AP Photo/File)

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Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez unveils an archetype of the new 100 Argentine pesos bill bearing the profile of former late first lady Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, better known as "Evita," during a ceremony at government palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Argentines commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of their most famous first lady on Thursday. Evita died of cancer on July 26, 1952 at the age of 33. (AP Photo/Alberto Raggio,DyN)
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Masses gather for María Eva Duarte de Perón's funeral procession after she died at the age of 33.

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Eva Peron's Legacy Continues, 60 Years After her Death

Historians say decades later is when many are considering how Eva Peron's actions shaped the Argentina's society.

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