three equal horizontal bands of light blue (top), white, and light blue; centered in the white band is a radiant yellow sun with a human face known as the Sun of May; the colors represent the clear skies and snow of the Andes; the sun symbol commemorates the appearance of the sun through cloudy skies on during the first mass demonstration in favor of independence; the sun features are those of Inti, the Inca god of the sun Summertime (January) satellite image of the southern cone of South America showing green vegetation on the Andes Mountains of south Chile, the Patagonian plains of south Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. The high plains (3000-5000 m, 13,000-19,000 ft) of the Andes Mountains, also known as the Puna, appear in the foreground, with a line of young volcanoes (dashed line) facing the much lower Atacama Desert (1000-2000 m elevation).
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