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    Outdoor markets, like this one in Sucre, Bolivia, are very common in South America. The people of South America can purchase many kinds of vegetables and other goods at these markets. They are very similar to the farmers' markets in the United States.     Lake Titicaca
Andes      Lake Titicaca is the highest large lake in the world. It is nearly two miles above sea level. Lake Titicaca covers over 3,000 square miles, about the same area as Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Lake Titicaca is located in the Andes Mountains on the border between Peru and Bolivia. Many Native Americans live in villages on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
The Atacama Desert extends about 600 miles from the southern tip of Peru into northern Chile. The Atacama Desert is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes Mountains to the east. The Atacama Desert is the driest place in the world, receiving less than a half-inch of rain a year. Silver, copper, and iron ore are mined in the Atacama Desert.      Rural Areas