Framing Brazil

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The Carnival of Brazil
The Carnival of Brazil is an annual festival held forty-six days before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term “carnival,” from carnelevare, “to remove (literally, “raise”) meat.” Carnival celebrations are believed to have roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Christianity, became a farewell to bad things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection.
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Iguazu Falls
The name “Iguazu” comes from the Guarani or Tupi words, meaning “water”, and ûasú, meaning “big”. Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.
Photo by Leandro Deitos

brazil Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemer)
Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemer)
Considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.
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brazil silhouette de cristo
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brazil Paradise Beach
Paradise @ Brazil Beach
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Sunrise @ Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.
Photo by Rodrigo Soldon

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