Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Picture of the Day

A school child holds the flags of Costa Rica and Mexico as he attends a welcoming ceremony for Mexico's President Vicente Fox at Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2, 2005. Fox is on an official visit to meet Costa Rican President Abel Pacheco to discuss commercial relations between the two countries, and will travel together to attend the summit of leaders of the western hemisphere from November 4 to 5 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. (Photo: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate)

Welcoming international dignitaries with groups of students waving colorful flags, instead of army troops presenting their weapons, is a tradition in Costa Rica. The country abolished its army in 1948.

Uri R.

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