Beatriz and Fabio Costa Vasconcelos pose for a photo in a park in Rio de Janiero. Brazilian couples are increasingly hiring professional photographers to take pictures when the wife is pregnant. The results are widely shared on social media. Courtesy of Ale Crisostomo & Alexandre Carnieri. hide caption

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A photo from 1875 in Rio de Janeiro shows women street sellers called "quitandeiras," also known as "slaves who earn." A portion of the profits was returned to their masters. Marc Ferrez/Moreira Salles Institute hide caption

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Protesters hold a sign Saturday that reads, in Portuguese, "Don't kill our children," in a march against police and gang conflicts that have left residents of the Complexo de Alemao favela in the crossfire. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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All the talk about immigration in the U.S. presidential campaign has renewed focus on the linguistic question of how to refer to people from Latin America. Here, the flags of Latin American and Caribbean states fly at a regional summit in San Jose, Costa Rica, in January. Arnoldo Robert/LatinContent/Getty Images hide caption

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Almost everyone who owns a home in the city of Petropolis — where the Brazilian royal family once had a summer palace — still pays tax to the descendants of the former rulers. Amadeu Júnior via Flickr hide caption

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Sisters Francine and Fernanda Gravina have German, Italian, African and indigenous ancestry. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Valdelice Da Silva Dias Salum, 77, says she channels the spirits of famous painters to create her artwork. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Bela Gil is a nutritionist, a chef with several cookbooks to her name and host of her own TV show. Wikimedia hide caption

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