The Hemisphere: A Rainy Day

A few devout citizens hurried uneasily into the great cathedral and prayed. Others just looked up to the sky and grinned. Children pulled off shoes and pattered gaily in tiny puddles along bustling Jiron Union. Newspapers dusted off their big wooden headline type. Rain had come to Lima. It was only .08 inch (in 90 minutes) but it was the first rainfall in Peru's capital in five years, and the heaviest since a .12-inch shower in 1929.

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