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A:

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 20 meters away

B:

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 30 meters away

C:

by Farjoun, Daniel, 150 meters away

D: Panorama 1

by Eduardo Santos, 270 meters away

Panorama 1

E: Maman Sculpture at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2011

by Carlos Eduardo Carvalho (Cartola), 290 meters away

Maman is the title of this amazing sculpture made by the Franco-American Sculptor Louise Bourgeois. I...

Maman Sculpture at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2011

F: Escuna Madre de Dios Ancorada na Marina da Glória

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 330 meters away

Escuna Madre de Dios Ancorada na Marina da Glória

G: Praça Paris Glória - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 350 meters away

Praça Paris Glória - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

H: Dj Kahl

by Carlos Fernandez, 350 meters away

Dj Kahl playing in the party.

Dj Kahl

I: World Bike Tour 2012 - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 460 meters away

World Bike Tour 2012 - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

J: 03 World Bike Tour 2012 - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 460 meters away

03 World Bike Tour 2012 - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

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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