Thursday, October 12, 2006

Remembering 1492

Costa Rican Children dressed as Native Americans sing the national anthem at an elementary school during an act that marks the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, Oct. 12, 2006 in Alajuela, Costa Rica. This historic event is celebrated in Costa Rica as the Encounter of Cultures Day. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera)

Note: October 12, 1492 is also called 'Hispanic day', 'Columbus Day', or 'Indigenous People's Day' depending on the recognition of Columbus and colonization as a positive or negative event in history.

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