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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    The Catedral Metropolitana in August 2011, before the destruction of its façade.
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    A close-up of the hand-painted tiles by Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort on the Catedral Metropolitana.

     
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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

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