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
A protester is dressed as Batman while standing at the Lapa arches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Protesters called for an end to police violence and corruption and voiced demands for better public services. Read more
Models perform in the financial district on Paulista Ave, wearing creations from the Fause Haten winter collection, as part of Fashion Week in São Paulo, Brazil. Read more
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A boy walks past military police standing guard outside the seafront Windsor Barra hotel before the start of an auction of one of the world’s biggest offshore oil finds on Monday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protesters are demonstrating outside the hotel against the participation of foreign oil companies in the sale of the country’s Libra offshore oilfield, which holds between 8bn and 12bn barrels of oil.
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The Alemao shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is viewed from the Teleferico gondola line. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, has seen its urban population increase to 87 per cent and forecasters predict urbanisation will hit 90 per cent by 2020 as the rural to urban migration continues. By comparison, India’s urban population is 31 per cent, China’s 50 per cent and Russia’s 73 per cent according to the CIA World Factbook.
A demonstrator marches during a teachers protest demanding better working conditions and against police beating, late on Monday night in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on Thursday. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups gathered in Brazil’s capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization week.
An Indigenous Indian man dances at the Esplanade of Ministries during a demonstration against a proposed constitutional amendment known as PEC 215, which changes the rules for demarcation of indigenous lands, in Brasilia, Brazil. The National Indigenous Mobilization is holding events throughout the country until October 5 to defend the territorial rights of the indigenous population.
Angelica Kvieczynski of Brazil performs during the 32th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine on Wednesday. Read more