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Huge Glacier Collapse in Argentina

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March 5, 2012
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Tourists in Argentina have been treated to a spectacular natural phenomenon when a major portion of the country's famed Perito Moreno glacier collapsed into Lake Argentina. Huge chunks of ice crashed into the lake below.


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