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A: São Sebastião Cathedral church

by Farjoun, Daniel, 80 meters away

São Sebastião Cathedral church

B: Rio de Janeiro's São Sebastião's Cathedral

by Carlos Eduardo Carvalho (Cartola), 90 meters away

Interior of one of the most important catholic churches in the City, The São Sebastião's Cathedral of...

Rio de Janeiro's São Sebastião's Cathedral

C: JotaQuest's Concert

by AYRTON, 190 meters away

JotaQuest's concert happened at Fundição Progresso, at Lapa, downtown Rio de Janeiro

JotaQuest's Concert

D: JotaQuest's Show

by AYRTON, 200 meters away

JotaQuest concert happened at Fundição Progresso, at Lapa, downtown Rio de Janeiro

JotaQuest's Show

E: JotaQuest's Musical Concert

by AYRTON, 200 meters away

This concert happened at Fundição Progresso, downtown Rio, at Lapa

JotaQuest's Musical Concert

G: Passagem de som

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 320 meters away

Passagem de som

H: Exposição 30 Anos de Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 320 meters away

Exposição 30 Anos de Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

J: Lapa Archs - Arcos da Lapa - Rio de Janeiro

by Farjoun, Daniel, 340 meters away

Lapa Archs - Arcos da Lapa - Rio de Janeiro

This panorama was taken in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is an overview of 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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