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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, reopened on Sunday with an ancient ritual after a nearly eight-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

For safety reasons, however, only 675 tourists will be able to access the site per day, just 30 percent of the number of visitors pre-pandemic.

Under a fine drizzle and multicolored lights, an Inca ritual was held Sunday evening to thank the gods for the citadel's reopening.

”Today, Machu Picchu opens. It opens with (health and safety) protocols, it opens to . . .

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