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Old January 05, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Telón de fondo

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Old January 05, 2011, 11:51 AM
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literally: the back of the setting in the theatre.

figuratively: the frame of the situation; the environment or the setting against which something is seen, compared or contrasted. (I hope I said it well, corrections welcome)
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Backdrop, background.
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