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A guard stands watch at the Planalto presidential palace while a special session is being held in the Brazilian Senate determining whether to accept impeachment charges against embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
A model presents a creation from the Ronaldo Fraga collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week show in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Member of the Lower House of Congress, Bruno Araujo (C) celebrates with fellow congressmen after his vote in favor of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff was enough to confirm the process, in Brasilia, Brazil.
Members of the impeachment committee celebrate after voting on the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil
Supporters raise their arms during a rally in support of Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff takes a selfie with a man after a meeting with jurists at Planalto Palace in Brasilia.
Workers of General Motors march against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and oppositions as they carry inflatable dolls depicting Rousseff and opposition senator Aecio Neves, near the GM plant in Sao Jose dos Campos
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hugs Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff after he swore as chief of staff in Brasilia
A woman shelters under an umbrella under heavy rain and strong wind in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
An inmate is escorted through the overcrowded Puraquequara prison, the prison system currently holds more than 600,000 inmates, 61 percent over capacity.
Estacio de Sa samba school’s Drum Queen Luana Bandeira performs during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro
Longtime resident Sandra Maria de Sousa poses near her home in front of anti-demolition grafitti in the mostly demolished Vila Autodromo favela community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most residents of the favela community have moved out and had their properties demolished after receiving compensation for their homes which are located directly adjacent to the Olympic Park. A small fraction of remaining families are resisting the controversial evictions and remain in the community.
Fog hovers beneath Christ the Redeemer statue with the Cantagalo ‘favela’ in the foreground on Monday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Horses struggles in the mud at the small town of Bento Rodrigues after a dam burst in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Friday
An indigenous man from Kuikuru fires an arrow during the bow-and-arrow competition at the first World Games for Indigenous Peoples in Palmas, Brazil
Gaviao children play with a Barbie doll during the World Indigenous Games, in Palmas, Brazil
Residents from the nearby Providencia ‘favela’ community swim and cool off in the polluted Guanabara Bay in the historic port district in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Providencia ‘favela’ is considered to be the oldest in Rio. The polluted bay will host sailing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ahead of the games, the port district is undergoing a controversial multibillion dollar urban renewal program although some projects have been delayed in the midst of Brazil’s recession. Many parts of the port district retain descendants of African slaves along with Afro-Brazilian historical locations including the area where samba music is thought to have been born in Rio.