Chile through my camera lens By Claire Bens

Images from the fall semester in Chile.  OHIO student Claire Bens is a junior majoring in political science and global studies.
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Dunes in Concon, Chile (north of Vina del Mar)
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OU student, Sara, sandboarding at the Concon sand dunes.
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Painted stairs in Valparaiso, Chile.
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Bottles of wine stacked in a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina.
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Wall of memory to human rights victims of the 1973 coup at Villa Grimaldi park in Santiago de Chile.
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Suspension bridge in southern Chile near Temuco.
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Calf near Lago Budi in southern Chile.
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Windblown tree near Lago Budi, part of sacred Mapuche (indigenous) land.
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OU student, Claire, at rooftop restaurant in Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso hills at sunset, the port city is famous for its colorfully painted houses.
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Fishing boat in the port of Valparaiso.
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The beach near Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda’s third and most famous home.
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Valle del Elqui, a mystical valley famous for its pisco production and amazing stargazing.
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Wooden flower market in Pucon, southern Chile. Each flower is handmade and painted to resemble real flowers.
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“La bella durmiente” (sleeping beauty) the ballet at the National Opera House in Santiago de Chile.
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The incline of a typical street in Valparaiso, narrow streets make this a pedestrian city because very few buses and cars can navigate this complex maze of stairwells and alleys.
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