Rains damage Peru's Nazca lines

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Heavy rains have damaged part of Peru's famous Nazca lines, depositing desert clay and sand on top of three fingers of a geoglyph shaped like a pair of hands.

Culture Institute said that water from the unusually heavy rains washed off the nearby Pan-American highway had pushed sand and clay onto part of the site on Sunday.

The institute plans to clear the material and restore the glyph, Ms Olaechea said.

Fully visible only from the sky, they are one of Peru's top tourist destinations. The lines were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1994.

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