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4 Dec 2021
Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with an enormous variety of wild birds and reptiles. Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown the residents of Bogotá are now discovering that the city has a greater diversity of inhabitants than they had imagined.
25 Jul 2021
Colombians take to the streets of Bogota to protest against President Ivan Duque's government, which has submitted a new tax reform plan to Congress.
23 May 2021
People march in Colombia's capital Bogota, amid a wave of daily protests that have been taking place since April 28. The anti-government demonstrations are fuelled by ongoing violence and economic hardship - which have been worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.
7 May 2021
Colombians protest with arts performances, music and dance in the capital Bogota as anti-government demonstrations continue in the South American country.
25 Dec 2020
Members of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra perform a concert for pets and their humans in support of animal rights and to raise awareness of the impact on animals of fireworks, which are a popular Christmas and New Year tradition in Colombia.
30 Nov 2019
Tokyo, Nairobi, Rome, Cairo, Bogota, humans around the world make a collective 7.5 billion journeys on average every day, whether that be on foot, by bike, in cars or on public transport.
18 Jun 2017
Explosion in Bogota shopping center leaves at least 1 dead, 11 injured.
27 May 2017
Family members of 154 victims of forced disappearances that occurred during more than half a century of armed conflict in Colombia received glass sculptures containing images of their loved ones and participated in a march in central Bogota.

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