Brazil


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Rio de Janeiro's prime sight--Corcovado mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer
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At a Barra shopping mall, Rio, a replica Statue of Liberty
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From Rio's Tijuca forest a city view encompassing Lagoa
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Rio de Janeiro--towards Guanabara Bay
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Rio's Copacabana beach--sun,sea,sand and sociability
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Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro--architectural contrasts
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In the Fiscal Island palace, close to Rio's Praça XV, the Brazilian Empire held its last ball
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Sitio Burle Marx--in the Rio de Janeiro estate of the great landscape designer
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Curitiba's transport solution--a 'surface subway'
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The Ligeirinho--Curitiba's 'speedy bus'
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Curitiba: green city
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Botanical gardens, Curitiba
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Cambio Verde, green exchange, in Curitiba: recyclable garbage is exchanged for fresh food
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Ópera de Arame, Curitiba's 'wire' theatre--in fact, tubular steel
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Curitiba's Open Environment University, its architecture a lesson in ecology
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Brasília's Metropolitana cathedral, one highlight in an architecturally extraordinary city, Brazil's capital since 1960. Oscar Niemeyer was principal architect, Lucio Costa the urban planner.
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In northeastern Pernambuco, Recife's seashore Avenida Boa Viagem
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Praia Boa Viagem, 7 km long, is Recife's favorite beach from dawn to dusk
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Carmo, in the heart of old Recife; the city, the fourth largest in Brazil, dates to the 17th century
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A sculpture garden at the Recife workshop of Francisco Brennand, sculptor and ceramicist of a vast quantity of art works
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Adam and Eve, among scores of creations by artist Francisco Brennand in his Recife gardens
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Xingó, the newest and most modern dam on the northeast São Francisco river, one of sixteen hydroelectric dams operated by the national energy company, Chesf
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In Palmas, capital of Brazil's youngest state, Tocantins, created October 1988, monuments honour rebels and pioneers
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A vaqueiro escorts a cattle herd along a road in the great spaces of Tocantins
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Friends passing time in Taquaruçu, Tocantins, a village tucked in a valley of waterfalls
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In the new state of Tocantins are small old towns; Natividade reflects in its modest architecture the former Portuguese presence
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In eastern Tocantins environmentally protected Jalapão ranges over 34,000 square km of low bush and sandstone hills including the knob-topped Morro do Saco Trapo
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Cachoeira da Velha is one of several splendid waterfalls in the great spaces of Jalapão, in Tocantins
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In Jalapão's 34,000 square-km protected area a monster sand dune is a sudden surprising feature
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Jalapão, Tocantins, is rich in birdlife, animals and flowering plants--including this glowing bloom from the Tropaeolum family
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Popularly known as jalapão it's the plant (in the Paepalanthus family) from which the environmental area takes its name
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Camile dons a Jalapão hat, a confection made from capim dourado grasses from which women weave a variety of handicrafts
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Still present on the hills framing electronics-minded Santa Rita do Sapucaí is an older Minas Gerais heritage--coffee
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