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Municipality of Porto Alegre along Montevideo's Square in the historic center of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasl

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Imágenes cercanas en Brazil

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A:

por Ederson Nunes, 10 metros de distancia

City Hall of Porto Alegre and Talavera de La Reina Fountain. Also known as "old city hall". Porto Ale...

B: The hall!

por Eduardo Sacks, 70 metros de distancia

The hall!

C: Duque de Caxias avenue

por Mauro Goulart, 70 metros de distancia

Duque de Caxias avenue

D: Borges de Medeiros avenue

por Mauro Goulart, 70 metros de distancia

Borges de Medeiros avenue

E: Usina do Gasometro

por Mauro Goulart, 70 metros de distancia

Usina do Gasometro

F: Duque de Caxias avenue

por Mauro Goulart, 70 metros de distancia

Duque de Caxias avenue

G: Usina do Gasometro

por Mauro Goulart, 70 metros de distancia

Usina do Gasometro

H: Central Market of Porto Alegre

por Ederson Nunes, 110 metros de distancia

Central Market of Porto Alegre

I: Mercado Público

por Omar Junior, 110 metros de distancia

O Mercado Público Central de Porto Alegre é um prédio histórico da cidade de Porto Alegre, capital do...

Mercado Público

J: Mercado Público

por Omar Junior, 110 metros de distancia

O Mercado Público Central de Porto Alegre é um prédio histórico da cidade de Porto Alegre, capital do...

Mercado Público

Este panorama fue tomado en Brazil

Esta es una vista general de Brazil

Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.

Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.

Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.

Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.

Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.

Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.

This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.

Text by Steve Smith.

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