Panama Canal opens third and largest set of locks; celebration ensues with 2016 International Book Fair

  • Lycaste Peace, owned by Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha in Expanded Panama Canal, first passage of an LPG vessel through the new locks.

Panama Canal with a Mega ship in distance in the new expansion Aug. 19, 2016. Miraflores Locks opened in 1914.  THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photos

United States Pavilion at International Book Fair in Panama

Visitors to the International Book Fair met with vendors and country displays from around the world to learn about new books and great choices in reading.

The United States Ambassador to Panama John Feely, second from right, joined officials for the opening night of the International Book Fair 2016.

Juliet Ferrer interprets Rigel Hero Dog of The Titanic in Spanish for Ken Rossignol at International Book Fair in Panama Aug 19, 2016

Erica Loonan and United States Ambassador John Feely at Panama Book Fair

Miraflores Locks Panama Canal with a container ship in expanded locks to the north. Aug 19, 2016

New York Times best-selling author Anna Todd and Ken Rossignol were members of the US delegation of authors to the International Book Fair in 2016 at the Republic of Panama.

US Ambassador John Feely reading Cat in the Hat at International Book Fair Panama

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