Local residents in the town of San Luis, Mexico, snap photos as the Colorado River flows past their town for the first time in decades.
The River Returns Local residents in the town of San Luis, Mexico, snap photos as the Colorado River flows past their town for the first time in decades. © Nick Hall
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