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<p>People relax at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro.
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People relax at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

People relax at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>Street artist Lujan Perazzo plays a musical instrument at a traffic light at the streets in Brasilia. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino</p>

Street artist Lujan Perazzo plays a musical instrument at a traffic light at the streets in Brasilia. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

Street artist Lujan Perazzo plays a musical instrument at a traffic light at the streets in Brasilia. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>An aerial shot shows the city of Salvador in the northern state of Bahia. REUTERS/Valter Pontes</p>

An aerial shot shows the city of Salvador in the northern state of Bahia. REUTERS/Valter Pontes

An aerial shot shows the city of Salvador in the northern state of Bahia. REUTERS/Valter Pontes

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<p>A tourist takes a picture between graffiti-filled walls along "Beco do Batman" (Batman's alley) in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which is a well-known open-air graffiti museum, in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce</p>

A tourist takes a picture between graffiti-filled walls along "Beco do Batman" (Batman's alley) in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which is a well-known open-air graffiti museum, in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A tourist takes a picture between graffiti-filled walls along "Beco do Batman" (Batman's alley) in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which is a well-known open-air graffiti museum, in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Brazilian attorney, Nelson Paviotti, parks one of his two Volkswagen Beetles painted with the colors of the national flag - green, yellow, white and blue, in Campinas, Sao Paulo state.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce</p>

Brazilian attorney, Nelson Paviotti, parks one of his two Volkswagen Beetles painted with the colors of the national flag - green, yellow, white and blue, in Campinas, Sao Paulo state. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazilian attorney, Nelson Paviotti, parks one of his two Volkswagen Beetles painted with the colors of the national flag - green, yellow, white and blue, in Campinas, Sao Paulo state. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Tourists take a ride on the beach at the Genipabu dunes in Natal, northeastern Brazil.  REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes</p>

Tourists take a ride on the beach at the Genipabu dunes in Natal, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

Tourists take a ride on the beach at the Genipabu dunes in Natal, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

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<p>A general view of Iracema beach in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro</p>

A general view of Iracema beach in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

A general view of Iracema beach in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

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<p>Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu looks at Brazilian model Fernanda Lima as they present the uniforms for World Cup 2014 volunteers during Fashion Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes</p>

Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu looks at Brazilian model Fernanda Lima as they present the uniforms for World Cup 2014 volunteers during Fashion Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu looks at Brazilian model Fernanda Lima as they present the uniforms for World Cup 2014 volunteers during Fashion Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>People visit the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, also known as "Museum of the Eye", one of the main tourist spots in Curitiba. 
REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer</p>

People visit the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, also known as "Museum of the Eye", one of the main tourist spots in Curitiba. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

People visit the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, also known as "Museum of the Eye", one of the main tourist spots in Curitiba. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

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<p>An aerial shot shows Sao Marcelo Fort in Salvador, in the northern state of Bahia.  REUTERS/Valter Pontes</p>

An aerial shot shows Sao Marcelo Fort in Salvador, in the northern state of Bahia. REUTERS/Valter Pontes

An aerial shot shows Sao Marcelo Fort in Salvador, in the northern state of Bahia. REUTERS/Valter Pontes

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<p>A view of a restaurant in the Ponta Negra beach in Natal, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes</p>

A view of a restaurant in the Ponta Negra beach in Natal, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

A view of a restaurant in the Ponta Negra beach in Natal, northeastern Brazil. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

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<p>A view of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes</p>

A view of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A view of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>Maria Clara dos Santos cleans tables at her home and hostel in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares</p>

Maria Clara dos Santos cleans tables at her home and hostel in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Maria Clara dos Santos cleans tables at her home and hostel in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>People shop at the Central Market in Belo Horizonte. REUTERS/Washington Alves</p>

People shop at the Central Market in Belo Horizonte. REUTERS/Washington Alves

People shop at the Central Market in Belo Horizonte. REUTERS/Washington Alves

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<p>People visit the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, one of the main tourist spots of Curitiba.  REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer</p>

People visit the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, one of the main tourist spots of Curitiba. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

People visit the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, one of the main tourist spots of Curitiba. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

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<p>A match in the Arena Amazonia Vivaldo Lima stadium in Manaus. REUTER/Bruno Kelly</p>

A match in the Arena Amazonia Vivaldo Lima stadium in Manaus. REUTER/Bruno Kelly

A match in the Arena Amazonia Vivaldo Lima stadium in Manaus. REUTER/Bruno Kelly

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<p>An aerial view of the Ariau hotel in the Amazon jungle near to Manaus. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly</p>

An aerial view of the Ariau hotel in the Amazon jungle near to Manaus. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view of the Ariau hotel in the Amazon jungle near to Manaus. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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<p>Children, who sell candy on the streets, play with horns at a store selling World Cup soccer merchandise in Saara, a popular market, in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes</p>

Children, who sell candy on the streets, play with horns at a store selling World Cup soccer merchandise in Saara, a popular market, in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Children, who sell candy on the streets, play with horns at a store selling World Cup soccer merchandise in Saara, a popular market, in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>An aerial view of Iracema Beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro</p>

An aerial view of Iracema Beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

An aerial view of Iracema Beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

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<p>People walk at Ponta Negra beach in Natal. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes</p>

People walk at Ponta Negra beach in Natal. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

People walk at Ponta Negra beach in Natal. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

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<p>A general view of the Amazonas Theatre, one of the main tourist spots of Manaus. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly</p>

A general view of the Amazonas Theatre, one of the main tourist spots of Manaus. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A general view of the Amazonas Theatre, one of the main tourist spots of Manaus. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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<p>Colombia soccer fan Suzana poses after picking up her 2014 World Cup tickets in Rio de Janeiro.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes</p>

Colombia soccer fan Suzana poses after picking up her 2014 World Cup tickets in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Colombia soccer fan Suzana poses after picking up her 2014 World Cup tickets in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>A general view of the Municipal Theater in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

A general view of the Municipal Theater in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A general view of the Municipal Theater in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>An aerial view of Belo Horizonte. REUTERS/Washington Alves</p>

An aerial view of Belo Horizonte. REUTERS/Washington Alves

An aerial view of Belo Horizonte. REUTERS/Washington Alves

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<p>Women take a selfie with a mobile phone between graffiti-filled walls along "Beco do Batman" (Batman's alley) in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which is a well-known open-air graffiti museum, in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce</p>

Women take a selfie with a mobile phone between graffiti-filled walls along "Beco do Batman" (Batman's alley) in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which is a well-known open-air graffiti museum, in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Women take a selfie with a mobile phone between graffiti-filled walls along "Beco do Batman" (Batman's alley) in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which is a well-known open-air graffiti museum, in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>People play soccer at a field in the outskirts of Recife. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

People play soccer at a field in the outskirts of Recife. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

People play soccer at a field in the outskirts of Recife. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Tourists ride on camels at the Genipabu dunes in Natal. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes</p>

Tourists ride on camels at the Genipabu dunes in Natal. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

Tourists ride on camels at the Genipabu dunes in Natal. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

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<p>Tourists are seen during a visit to Cathedral church in Brasilia. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino</p>

Tourists are seen during a visit to Cathedral church in Brasilia. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

Tourists are seen during a visit to Cathedral church in Brasilia. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>A general view of the Iracema beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro</p>

A general view of the Iracema beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

A general view of the Iracema beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

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<p>An aerial view of Futuro Beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro</p>

An aerial view of Futuro Beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

An aerial view of Futuro Beach in Fortaleza. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro

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