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Stone Cross, Mexico, 1999

Photo: Stone cross in front of church

A large stone cross welcomes visitors to the San Ignacio Mission church near Creel, Mexico.

The church, built by Jesuits in the 1700s, is often used by the region's Tarahumara Indians as a gathering place and a market to sell their handicrafts to tourists.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Two Faces of Tourism," July/August 1999, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

Photograph by Jonathan Tourtellot

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