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An iguana is seen at Punta Albemarle in Isabela island at Galapagos National Park
An iguana is seen at Punta Albemarle in Isabela island at Galapagos National Park August 22, 2013. Picture taken August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (ECUADOR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS TRAVEL)

The Galapagos Islands

September 3, 2013

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 620 miles (1,000 km) from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’.