Peru reopens Machu Picchu after 2 month closure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MACHU PICCHU, Peru (AP) - Peruvian officials are celebrating the reopening of the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu after a two-month closure caused by flooding.

Tourism Vice Minister Mara Seminario says hundreds of foreign tourists have entered the city following its official reopening Thursday morning. An early downpour gave way to a brilliant sun.

Actress Susan Sarandon has been taking part in the reopening ceremony.

Floods in late January disrupted the only rail link from Cuzco to the ruins, trapping some 4,000 tourists, many of whom had to be rescued with helicopters.
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