Pedestrians stand in front of the Arch of the Revolution monument in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The once-neglected plaza with an Arc de Triumph-style monument to Mexico's 19

 

              Pedestrians stand in front of the Arch of the Revolution monument in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The once-neglected plaza with an Arc de Triumph-style monument to Mexico
Pedestrians stand in front of the Arch of the Revolution monument in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The once-neglected plaza with an Arc de Triumph-style monument to Mexico's 1910 revolution has been remade from a homeless encampment to a place where families visit and children run through spurts of water gushing out of the pavement. The copper dome of what started out as the congressional rotunda is newly polished and gleaming. Mexico City's government is trying to transform one of the world's largest cities by beautifying public spaces, parks and monuments. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)