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Last Machu Picchu tourists airlifted from Peru

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The police in Peru say they have evacuated the last of the tourists stranded by landslides and flooding near the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

A total of nearly 4,000 tourists and local residents have now left the area, ferried out by helicopters.

Two visitors from the US describe their anticipation, moments before they were evacuated.

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