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Santiago strives to become a cool, global city

In February Chile was struck by one of the largest recorded earthquakes in history and work to repair damaged buildings and roads, particularly in the Concepcion region, is still going on.

But in the capital Santiago, life has quickly returned to normal. Over 300km away from the epicentre, it did not suffer the same level of damage.

However, tourism there has been struck very heavily. The Chilean tourism industry says the media is responsible for misrepresenting the danger of the situation and deterring tourists.

Tayfun King found that in spite of this, Santiago is charging ahead to celebrate Chile's 200 years of independence.

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