A tour of Peru – Machu Picchu, called the Lost City of the Incas, is a 15th-century settlement in Peru. The site is the leading tourist attraction in Peru, the third-largest country in South America.
A tour of Peru – A man stands on a hill at the ancient Chavin archaeological site in Peru in October 2011.
A tour of Peru – A vendor shows quinoa, a grain-like crop, during the Mistura food festival in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
A tour of Peru – Women call out for customers during the Mistura food festival in Lima. The annual event promotes Peruvian cuisine from across the country.
A tour of Peru – A worker carries boxes at the wholesale fruit market in Lima.
A tour of Peru – A vendor sells pineapples at the wholesale fruit market in Lima.
A tour of Peru – A woman plays a cajon, a box-shaped percussive instrument of Afro-Peruvian origin, during the International Peruvian Cajon Festival in Lima on April 13.
A tour of Peru – A band warms up at a festival in Lima.
A tour of Peru – Shamans perform a marriage ritual on Valentine's Day at Agua Dulce, a local beach in Lima.
A tour of Peru – Items are laid out on a table while shamans practice a ritual of making predictions for the new year at San Cristobal Hill in Lima in December 2009.
A tour of Peru – Children play in Huachipa.
A tour of Peru – People enjoy a day at the beach of La Costa Verde Bay in Lima.
A tour of Peru – People wade in the water at a beach in Lima.
A tour of Peru – A tourist visits the pre-Incan ruins at the Marcahuamachuco archaeological site in the highlands of La Libertad.
A tour of Peru – A tourist looks through a hole in one of the underground drainage channels at the Chavin archeology site.
A tour of Peru – A foreign tourist, center, arrives at Machu Picchu in Cusco.
A tour of Peru – Fishing boats anchor off the coast of Lima.
A tour of Peru – People accompany a maritime procession at the fishing port of Chorrillos in Lima.
A tour of Peru – Catholics take part in a procession carrying an image of St. Peter, the fishermen's patron saint, at the port of Chorrillos.
A tour of Peru – A man plays a traditional quena flute as he parades with llamas and alpacas to promote a local fair in Lima.
A tour of Peru – An Andean woman walks towards the Marcahuamachuco site.
A tour of Peru – People throw potatoes into a pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian dish cooked on hot stones.
A tour of Peru – An organizer takes down the "Scarf of Hope" exhibit in Lima on November 29, 2010. The scarf was made by victims of political violence in Peru.
A tour of Peru – Peruvian singer Tania Libertad performs during a concert at the Municipal Theatre of Lima in May 2012. She was celebrating the anniversary of her 50-year career.
A tour of Peru – A man rides a Peruvian Paso horse next to a woman performing the traditional marinera dance in Lima on February 7.
A tour of Peru – Musicians perform at the Nueva Esperanza cemetery on the outskirts of Villa Maria del Tiunfo in Lima during All Saints Day celebrations in 2011.
A tour of Peru – Workers drop sacks of guano into a strainer in Trujillo. Guano is an organic fertilizer once found in abundance on more than 20 islands off the Peruvian coastline.
A tour of Peru – An Andean woman spins wool in front of the Perol lagoon at the Conga mine in Cajamarca.
A tour of Peru – Commuters arrive at one of the stations of Lima's first electric train in January 2012.
A tour of Peru – Clowns take part in a parade in Lima in honor of Peru's national clown day in May 2012.
A tour of Peru – Members of the Chinese community in Peru celebrate the Chinese New Year in Lima's Chinatown on January 23, 2012.
A tour of Peru – Peruvian and French actors of the street theater company Generik Vapeur perform during the Lima Rueda parade at San Martin Square in downtown Lima.
A tour of Peru – Children play in front of one of the fountains at the Parque de la Reserva in Lima.
A tour of Peru – People take in the scene at night in the Miraflores District of Lima on March 21.
A tour of Peru – A man looks at a choral book during a tour of the ancient Cathedral of Lima.
A tour of Peru – An illuminated cross, "La Cruz del Morro," lights up the sky in Lima on February 23, 2010. It was built using the remains of electricity towers destroyed by Shining Path guerillas in the 1980s. Its construction coincided with Pope John Paul II's visit to the country in 1988.