Davi de Oliveira Moreira, known as "Sereio" (merman in Portuguese), poses in costume at Arpoador Rock on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last May.
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone walks with his wife, Fabiana Flosi, in Singapore in 2014. Flosi's mother was kidnapped in Brazil and held for ransom last month; she's now been freed, police say.
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Francisco Carlos Fonseca is the manager of Marina ConfianÃ§a, a resort located on the banks of the Cantareira reservoir system. Behind him is a boat ramp that once led to a lake that he says used to be more than 100 feet deep.
The World Cup will come to the Arena de Sao Paola, shown here when it was under construction last fall. Brazil is also making a big push to control the local mosquitoes that can spread dengue fever.
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