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Argentines Go 'Crazy For Tango'
You can hear the "All of us are crazy for tango" program before you can see it: Just follow the orchestra's plaintive chords through the labyrinthine passageways of the Hospital Borda.
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 13 photo, Dr. Guillermo Honig, right, dances tango with Christine Eydeux, of France, during the "All of us are crazy for tango" program at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Eydeux says, that in the past five years, every time she visits Argentina, she attends the Wednesday program, that meets twice a month. Because of her frequent attendance, she was named godmother of the program. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, Nele Reial, from Estonia, dances tango with a patient during the "All of us are crazy for tango" program's annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program was created in 2001, driven by the need to connect the patients with the outside world, the classes are open to anyone. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, tango dancer Nelson Martinera attends the "All of us are crazy for tango" program's annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program was created in 2001, driven by the need to connect the patients with the outside world. There, in a light-filled dance hall deep inside the public hospital where mentally ill men have been treated for 150 years, both patients and visitors discover how much they have in common attending dance classes open to all. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 photo, a couple dances during the Barracas Tango Festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The four-day festival is held at different venues of the Barracas neighborhood, well known for its tango culture. This year organizers chose Hospital Borda as one of the venues, which has a tango program that meets twice a month named "All of us are crazy for tango," which makes the patients part of a powerful social and cultural current that runs through Buenos Aires, and gives both dancers the shared human contact that is essential for the community. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, a couple dances during the Barracas Tango Festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The celebration seeks to rescue this popular culture, preserve the neighborhood, and to be inclusive to all. This year they chose Hospital Borda as one of their venues, which has a tango program named "All of us are crazy for tango." There, both patients and visitors discover how much they have in common in dance classes open to all. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 photo, revelers dance during the Barracas Tango Festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The four-day festival is held in different venues in the Barracas neighborhood, well known for its tango culture. The celebration seeks to rescue this popular culture, preserve the neighborhood and to be inclusive to all people. This year they chose Hospital Borda as one of the venues, which has a tango program that meets twice a month named "All of us are crazy for tango." (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, a couple dances tango during the "All of us are crazy for tango" program's annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tango teacher Laura Segade says she and her friends joke that the only difference between the dancers is that some are crazy on the inside of the hospital and others are crazy on the outside. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 photo, Ana Guerra, from Brazil, dances with a patient during the Barracas Tango Festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The four-day festival is held at different venues in the Barracas neighborhood, well known for its tango culture. This year organizers chose Hospital Borda, which has a dance program called "All of us are crazy for tango," that meets twice a month, which Guerra attends. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, Marcela Hourquebie does the tango with a patient during the "All of us are crazy for tango" program's annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The programs name, playing off a common expression for mental illness, reflects the enthusiasm of both patients and visitors for Argentinas national dance. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, a woman dances with a patient during the "All of us are crazy for tango" program's annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. in A light-filled dance hall deep inside the public hospital where mentally ill men have been treated for 150 years, both patients and visitors discover how much they have in common in dance classes open to all. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, Cesar Pavon plays the accordion during the "All of us are crazy for tango" annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Psychiatrist Silvana Perl runs the classes held every other Wednesday, including their annual tango festival. She says therapy happens when hospitalized men dance with visiting women: It makes them part of a powerful social and cultural current that runs through Buenos Aires, and gives both dancers the shared human contact that is essential to community. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, Black Rodriguez Mendez sings a tango during the "All of us are crazy for tango" program's annual festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program holds classes every other Wednesday, including their annual tango festival this week. The name of the program plays off a common expression for mental illness, reflecting the enthusiasm of both patients and visitors for Argentinas national dance. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 photo, a man sits on a bench on the grounds of the psychiatric Hospital Borda during the Barracas Tango Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The four-day festival is held in different venues of the Barracas neighborhood, well known for its tango culture. This year organizers chose Hospital Borda, which has a dance program called "All of us crazy for tango," that meets twice a month. The programs name, playing off a common expression for mental illness, reflects the enthusiasm of both patients and visitors for Argentinas national dance. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 photo, Jorge Duran plays the violin during the Barracas Tango Festival at the psychiatric Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The festival is held at different venues of the Barracas neighborhood, well known for its tango culture. The celebration seeks to rescue this popular culture, preserve the neighborhood, and to be inclusive to all. This year they chose Hospital Borda, which has a tango program that meets twice a month named "All of us are crazy for tango". The name, playing off a common expression for mental illness, reflects the enthusiasm of both patients and visitors for Argentinas national dance. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentines Go 'Crazy For Tango'

You can hear the "All of us are crazy for tango" program before you can see it: Just follow the orchestra's plaintive chords through the labyrinthine passageways of the Hospital Borda.

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