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Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico

A large lake spreads out into the distance. Beyond the lake rises a cloud-covered mountain.
Pátzcuaro is a small town in the highlands of Mexico in the state of Michoacán. The town predates the arrival of the Spaniards; the Purepecha people have lived in the area since at least 1324. Conquistadors claimed the area for Spain in 1540. The town is well-known for its indigenous heritage, expressed through traditional dances and handcrafted goods.

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