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The worlds of Oscar Niemeyer

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A security walks next to the Planalto Palace designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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A man stands near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer speaks at his office during an interview in Rio de Janeiro, February 6, 2006. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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A man walks near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Clarissa Cavalheiro

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Itamaraty Palace designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, is seen in Brasilia, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer poses after receiving Russia's friendship medal at his office in Rio de Janeiro, December 14, 2007. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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An image is projected on the towers of the National Congress during Culture Week in Brasilia, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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A man walks past next to Capanema building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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People view an art installation being projected on the Niemeyer Center dome in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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A view of Brazil's National Congress designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

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Statues of angels hang in Brasilia's Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A view of Oscar Niemeyer's Museum, which was designed by Niemeyer, in Curitiba, Brazil, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Cesar Ferrari

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Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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Christmas decorations are seen at the Brasilia Cathedral, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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Tourists take pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer looks at Copacabana beach from his office after an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro, June 16, 2003. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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The sun is seen from the monument The Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom (Panteao da Patria e da Liberdade Tancredo Neves), designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi city near Rio de Janeiro, February 7, 2006. Niemeyer designed the MAC, a giant replica of a flying saucer resting on a cement pedestal, in the 1990s. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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