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See 37 of the best photos from the Chile temple dedication

The day of Oct. 28, 2018, was one of celebration for Latter-day Saints in Chile as the country's second temple was officially dedicated.

The Concepcion Chile Temple is the 18th temple in South America and the 160th temple worldwide.

Additionally, it is the first temple dedicated by President Russell M. Nelson has dedicated since he became prophet and Church president in January 2018.

The temple district includes some 122,000 Church members in southern Chile and southwestern Argentina.

Twelve new temples were announced earlier this month at general conference. Besides the 160 operating temples, Church has another 41 temples either under construction or announced.

Sylvana Flores attends the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Sylvana Flores attends the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Preparations are completed for the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Preparations are completed for the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Gabriela Rojas attends the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Gabriela Rojas attends the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, walk near the temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, walk near the temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
The Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
The Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Preparations are completed for the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Preparations are completed for the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, walk near the temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, walk near the temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Aracely Gomez plays with her baby, Elena Gonzalez, during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Aracely Gomez plays with her baby, Elena Gonzalez, during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Lilieth Rojas waits for President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to leave the temple during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Lilieth Rojas waits for President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to leave the temple during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Preparations are completed for the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Preparations are completed for the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees line up during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Attendees line up during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Rodrigo Hunrichse attends the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Rodrigo Hunrichse attends the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Youth wait to cover shoes during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Youth wait to cover shoes during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, walk near the temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, walk near the temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees line up during the dedication of the LDS Concepcion Chili Temple in Concepcion, Chili on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Attendees line up during the dedication of the LDS Concepcion Chili Temple in Concepcion, Chili on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, greet Gov. Jorge Ulloa Aguillon outside at the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, greet Gov. Jorge Ulloa Aguillon outside at the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Art work lines the highway in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Art work lines the highway in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Daniella Figueroa laughs with friends during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Daniella Figueroa laughs with friends during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
A choir sings during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
A choir sings during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
ournalist Jorge Valencia covers the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
ournalist Jorge Valencia covers the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, look to attendees during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, look to attendees during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Tools used for the corner stone during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Tools used for the corner stone during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Wendy Nelson walks with attendee Lilieth Rojas during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Wendy Nelson walks with attendee Lilieth Rojas during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, stand with attendees Augustine Escobar and Lilieth Rojas during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, stand with attendees Augustine Escobar and Lilieth Rojas during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Laura and Alicia Ovalle place mortar in the corner stone during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Laura and Alicia Ovalle place mortar in the corner stone during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, watch as President Russell M. Nelson places mortar in the corner stone during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, watch as President Russell M. Nelson places mortar in the corner stone during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Lesa Stevenson, wave to attendees during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Lesa Stevenson, wave to attendees during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, wave during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, wave during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees photograph the President Russell Nelson during the dedication of the LDS Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Attendees photograph the President Russell Nelson during the dedication of the LDS Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees avoid the rain after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Attendees avoid the rain after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees walk in the rain after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Attendees walk in the rain after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Fog covers the trees during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Fog covers the trees during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles look over a few items given them my Church members after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles look over a few items given them my Church members after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speak during a press conference after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speak during a press conference after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Preparations of completed for dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Preparations of completed for dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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