Photo: Ancient Mexican Carvings Being Erased by Acid Rain, Experts Say



Children play among the archaeological ruins of El Tajin in March 2000. Experts say the elaborate carvings for which El Tajin is known are being eroded by acid rain stemming from nearby chemical plants and oil refineries.

Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images


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