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Pictures of Curacao and Willemstad

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Colorful houses mark the shores of Punda in Willemstad, the capital of Curacao. As the story goes, a past governor complained that the intense sun reflecting off the white buildings hurt his eyes and gave him migraines, so the buildings were ordered to be painted in bright colors instead of white. (Go to the next page for the rest of this story.)
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