04/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Potosi: Sunken Venezuelan Town Re-Emerges After 25 Years

Two and a half decades ago, Potosi was home to roughly 1,200 residents, Sky News reports. Then, on a fateful day, Venezuela's then president, Carlos Andres Perez, landed in the Andean village in a helicopter with some news. Potosi was to be evacuated and flooded, its residents relocated, its colonial church and homes abandoned.

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