<p>Sensual. Moving. A way to mourn, or to escape. Such are the allures of tango, the salacious dance and somber song of Buenos Aires bordellos in the late 1800s. Today, in Argentina, tango's age-old themes remain unblemished: Remembering love, lamenting loss.</p> <p>These photographs and captions appeared in the December 2003 <i>National Geographic</i> article "And Still They Tango."</p>

Buenos Aires Tango

Sensual. Moving. A way to mourn, or to escape. Such are the allures of tango, the salacious dance and somber song of Buenos Aires bordellos in the late 1800s. Today, in Argentina, tango's age-old themes remain unblemished: Remembering love, lamenting loss.

These photographs and captions appeared in the December 2003 National Geographic article "And Still They Tango."

Photograph by Pablo Corral Vega

Tango Photos

See photos of tango dancers and musicians in Buenos Aires in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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