Hundreds of tourists protest to gain access to Peru’s Machu Picchu

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Hundreds of tourists have demonstrated in Peru to be admitted to the ruins of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, as tickets were completely sold out due to national holidays. Visitors both from abroad and from Peru formed long queues and loudly demanded the sale of tickets, according to images shown on television, with some reportedly even camped out in front of the ticket office overnight. The onrush of visitors comes as Peru marks two national holidays, on Thursday and Friday. Due to the long weekend, tickets to Machu Picchu were already sold out long in advance, the El Comercio newspaper report…

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