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2006-03-14 13:27:47

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Huge chunks of ice have tumbled off Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier -- a rare spectacle that prompted a vigil by hundreds of tourists. Argentine television stations interrupted regular programming with live coverage of the break-up of the glacier known as the "White Giant," which was caused by building water pressure in the lake that it extends across. For days, tourists huddled on a platform facing the glacier, located in the far south 78...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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