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11/03/2017 03:16 pm ET

Hey ABQ! Photos From HuffPost’s 'Listen To America' Tour Stop In New Mexico

Albuquerque, you're a gem.

The final week of HuffPost’s Listen To America road trip brought us to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

New Mexico’s largest city is the setting for shows like “Breaking Bad,” “In Plain Sight” and “Better Call Saul.” It’s also rich in history, with adobe buildings in historic Old Town that date back to the 18th century.

HuffPost arrived in the city mere weeks after the International Balloon Fiesta, which is the largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world, but the city’s many museums ― like the Albuquerque Museum and the Albuquerque Biological Park ― are open year-round. 

We visited the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy and interviewed locals. Here are some photos from our time in New Mexico:

  • HuffPost visited Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Oct. 23, 2017, as part of "Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip." HuffPost&nb
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    HuffPost visited Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Oct. 23, 2017, as part of "Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip." HuffPost traveled to more than 20 cities on its tour across the country.
  • Paul Mansfield signs up to be interviewed.
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    Paul Mansfield signs up to be interviewed.
  • HuffPost interviews Mark Lucero at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
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    HuffPost interviews Mark Lucero at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
  • Kristin Reese and her student Pearl play around with temporary tattoos.
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    Kristin Reese and her student Pearl play around with temporary tattoos.
  • HuffPost's Will Tooke interviews Nathan Campbell.
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    HuffPost's Will Tooke interviews Nathan Campbell.
  • Rafe Martinez of the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy prepares to be interviewed.
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    Rafe Martinez of the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy prepares to be interviewed.
  • A dog sits on a miniature director chair while its owner is interviewed.
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    A dog sits on a miniature director chair while its owner is interviewed.
  • HuffPost interviews Jennifer Martinez.
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    HuffPost interviews Jennifer Martinez.
  • Violetta Bennett, a Albuquerque Sign Language Academy employee, and Ethan Curado, who is about to be interviewed.
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    Violetta Bennett, a Albuquerque Sign Language Academy employee, and Ethan Curado, who is about to be interviewed.
  • HuffPost interviews Leticia Archuleta, who works for Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
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    HuffPost interviews Leticia Archuleta, who works for Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
  • Emma Gray chats with Kaylee and Malia outside the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
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    Emma Gray chats with Kaylee and Malia outside the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
  • Hillary Frey chats with an Lin Marksbury during HuffPost's visit to the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
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    Hillary Frey chats with an Lin Marksbury during HuffPost's visit to the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
  • Jane and Fred Weis pose for a photo after being interviewed.
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    Jane and Fred Weis pose for a photo after being interviewed.
  • Students are interviewed during HuffPost's visit to Albuquerque.
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    Students are interviewed during HuffPost's visit to Albuquerque.
  • Hillary Frey speaks about HuffPost's bus tour.
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    Hillary Frey speaks about HuffPost's bus tour.
  • Pupils of the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy put on a an event during HuffPost's visit.
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    Pupils of the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy put on a an event during HuffPost's visit.
  • Elementary school students in class during HuffPost's visit to the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
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    Elementary school students in class during HuffPost's visit to the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.
  • Audience members applaud as Albuquerque Sign Language Academy students put on a an event.
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    Audience members applaud as Albuquerque Sign Language Academy students put on a an event.
  • Rose Jojola cries while talking about her daughter Stephanie Rodriguez's pregnancy.
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    Rose Jojola cries while talking about her daughter Stephanie Rodriguez's pregnancy.
  • Students at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy sign to audience members during an event.
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    Students at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy sign to audience members during an event.
  • Kristin Reese helps Pearl and Cody apply temporary tattoos.
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    Kristin Reese helps Pearl and Cody apply temporary tattoos.
HuffPost is hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears ― and what it means to be American today.
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