Iemanjá at Copacabana Beach
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Iemanjá at Copacabana Beach

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Reveillon 2008. All the preparations to the big party are moving on at Rio. Because of a strong religious believe of brazilians, lots of them dress in white and at 18:00 hs go to the Copacabana beach to pray for Iemanjá, also know as Sea’s Queen. She’s a symbol of God’s Mother in the African culture that came to Brazil during the slavery times.

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A: Iemanja Copacabana Beach

di Willy Kaemena, 40 metri di distanza

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