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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.
A demonstrator marches during a teachers protest demanding better working conditions and against police beating, late on Monday night in Rio de Janeiro.
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An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil
Rio de Paz activists wrap a mannequin in a veil during a protest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to press for action on missing persons. Among the missing is a 42-year-old father of six who was picked up for police questioning on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking, but was released shortly thereafter. The bricklayer has not been seen since. Rio de Paz said nearly 35,000 people have been reported missing in Rio state alone over the past five years. Read more
Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. Read more
Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrator during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday. Demonstrators are continuing their anti-government protests, which began in June amid growing economic and social dissatisfaction in Brazil.
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A military police officer pepper sprays a protester during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday, June 17. Protesters massed in at least seven other cities in Brazil for another round of demonstrations to show their anger about life in the country, raising questions over security during big events such as the Confederations football Cup and a papal visit next month
A girl walks down painted steps at the Babilonia slum in Rio de Janeiro. About 10 slums are participating in a contest for the best graffiti relating to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup football tournament organised by privates companies, which will be held in June. Read more
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A woman paints masks representing Pope Francis in a factory in Niteroi, 20km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday. Brazil is to host World Youth Day in July, a major Catholic event for youths to be attended by Pope Francis.