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The reflection of Brazil's National Congress stands splintered in the broken glass of a federal building in Brasilia on Thursday, one day after protesters flooded the city's streets in opposition to President Michel Temer. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazilian President Michel Temer delivers a speech at the Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 12. On Thursday he denied allegations of corruption and rejected calls for his resignation. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Luiz Otávio of Brazil's Chapecoense (left) celebrates with teammate Wellington Paulista after scoring against Colombia's Atlético Nacional in April. Chapecoense has a chance at another title — that of the Recopa Sudamericana — when it plays Atlético again in the second leg of the final this week. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Guards and police inspect a vault that the assailants blew up early Monday morning in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Mariana Ladaga/Diario ABC Color/AP hide caption

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A family member holds twins Eloisa (left) and Eloa, both 8 months old and born with microcephaly, during a Christmas gathering. The mother of the twins, Raquel, who lives in Brazil, said she contracted Zika during her pregnancy. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilians are prolific meat-eaters, so they are struggling with allegations that health officials accepted bribes to allow subpar meat on the market. Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Porto Alegre, one of Brazil's most important commercial and industrial hubs, has declared itself in "financial calamity." Brazil is in the midst of its longest and deepest recession. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Former star goalie Bruno Fernandes de Souza, shown in 2012 at his murder trial in Contagem, Brazil, was convicted of ordering his ex-girlfriend's death. He was recently released on a technicality and has been signed by another professional soccer team. Gualter Naves/AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. authorities seized approximately $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in apartment in Westborough, Mass., on Jan. 4. U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts hide caption

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Brazil plans to identify and relocate gang leaders in the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex in Manaus, where a 17-hour riot left 56 inmates dead. Police in Amazonas state are still searching for dozens of inmates who fled during the violence. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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No one is sure why the northeastern part of Brazil has been hit so hard with microcephaly cases. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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How Dangerous Is Zika For Babies, Really?

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