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A trip to Honduras and Guatemala offers scenic surroundings as well as sights of poverty and other issues in the countries.

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Downtown Antigua Guatemala has colorful buildings as well as the backdrop of a volcano. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Ruins left behind by past earthquakes are easily found Antigua Guatemala. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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A statue surrounded by greenery decorates a garden in an Antigua Guatemala hotel. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Kindergarten students at the BECA School in Cofradia Honduras prepare for their graduation. Parents in Central America try to send their children to bilingual schools to further their chances of success in life. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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It's not unusual to see people herding their cattle on busy highways in Guatemala and Honduras. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Macaws can often be seen at nature preserves and other places in Honduras. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Vendors sell many items in marketplaces in Guatemala and Honduras, including colorful candles. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Streets in Copan Honduras are filled with cobblestones and are often hilly. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Colorful homes can often be seen alongside tin shacks in Central America. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Churches, such as this one, provide hope for many people in Central America. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Terraces, such as this one, can often be found at Antigua Guatemala hotels and motels. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Solid wood doors in Antigua Guatemala provide historical context to the Spanish colonial era. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Relics, such as this statue in a coffin, are common in Guatemalan churches. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Ruins from past earthquakes reveal Mayan artwork in Antigua Guatemala. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Visitors can walk underneath cathedrals in Antigua Guatemala to find mausoleums. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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A woman dressed for a festival in Antigua Guatemala walks away from a cathedral. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Vendors balance their wares on their heads in Antigua Guatemala. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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A statue is a lonely sentinel in Mayan ruins in Copan Honduras. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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A McDonalds in Copan Honduras. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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A band plays at a hotel in Antigua Guatemala. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Cathedrals are a familiar sight for many in Antigua Guatemala. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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Three-wheeled taxis, such as this one on Capon, are common in Honduras. Photo by Joe Hight, The Gazette

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