The Unidos da Tijuca Samba School carnival parade, at Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Rio’s two nights of carnival parades began on March 2, attracting thousands of people from home and abroad. Read more
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A worker hauls in a rope while perched on the shoulder of the Christ the Redeemer statue during a media tour following a ceremony blessing the workers by the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta, on Friday. The statue in Brazil’s second-largest city was damaged by multiple lightning strikes recently and crews are beginning to repair the damage while adding more lightning rods.
A worker is seen inside the Cuncas II tunnel that will link the canals being built to divert water from the São Francisco river for use in four drought-plagued states in Brazil, a project that is three years behind schedule and has doubled in cost from the original estimate of $3.4bn, near the city of Mauriti, Ceará state
Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro.
Children play around a man dressed as Batman in the Favela do Metro shantytown, near the Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Families living in this area refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the Fifa World Cup begins in June.
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Construction work at the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil, venue of the 2014 World Cup, has been suspended after a worker died in an accident over the weekend
France’s President François Hollande and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcoming ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia
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Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as “Cracolandia”, or Crackland, in the Antares shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of São Gonçalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bay was home to a thriving artisanal fishing industry and popular palm-lined beaches as recently as the late-1970s, but has become a watery dump for waste from shipyards and two commercial ports. Read more
A Pataxo Indian celebrates after his tribe defeated their competitors in a tug of war competition during the 12th Indigenous Games in Cuiaba, Brazil. More than 1,500 participants from 48 Brazilian tribes, as well as from more than a dozen other nations, descended this week on Cuiaba, the capital of Mato Grosso state, for the games that end on Saturday. Read more