Argentines enjoy nearly the most paid holidays

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Tourists play on a mountain in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Thousands of Argentines began enjoying Friday to make the most of the long weekend, which lawmakers approved just three weeks ago. Monday's Sept. 24th holiday makes for a total of 19 national paid holidays this year. Only Colombia comes close in Latin America, with 18. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Oh, how lovely it is this weekend to be Argentine — able to take a mini-vacation to the mountains or the sea, or simply relax at home for three days, blissfully enjoying yet another new government benefit: More paid national holidays this year than nearly every other country in the world.