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    People watch down to the street in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 14, 2013. Rio de Janeiro may be better-known to North Americans, but with roughly 11.3 million residents in the metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is Brazil's biggest city -- and the biggest in South America.
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    Visitors walks around commercial jets during the Latin American business aviation fair held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 15, 2013. Measured by GDP, the city also has the largest economy in South America and is considered Brazil's financial capital. Many corporations are headquartered there, including banks and other financial institutions.
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    FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (2-R) and members of the 2014 World Cup local organizing committee visit the Itaquerao Stadium, in Sao Paulo on August 19, 2013 to check the progress of the construction works. The Itaquerao Stadium will host the opening match of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament on June 12, 2014.
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    A worker stands in a structure during construction works at Itaquerao football stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 19, 2013. The Itaquerao Stadium will host the opening match of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament on June 12, 2014.
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    View of the central market in downtown of Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 29, 2013. Measured by GDP, the city also has the largest economy in South America and is considered Brazil's financial capital. Many corporations are headquartered there, including banks and other financial institutions.
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    View of Sao Paulo's downtown, Brazil on July 29, 2013. Rio de Janeiro may be better-known to North Americans, but with roughly 11 million residents in the metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is Brazil's biggest city -- and the biggest in South America.
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    View of Sao Paulo's downtown, Brazil on July 29, 2013. Rio de Janeiro may be better-known to North Americans, but with roughly 11 million residents in the metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is Brazil's biggest city -- and the biggest in South America.
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    View of Sao Paulo's downtown, Brazil on July 29, 2013. Rio de Janeiro may be better-known to North Americans, but with roughly 11 million residents in the metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is Brazil's biggest city -- and the biggest in South America.
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    View of Paulista Avenue, the financial centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 29, 2013. Measured by GDP, the city also has the largest economy in South America and is considered Brazil's financial capital. Many corporations are headquartered there, including banks and other financial institutions.
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    The restaurant D.O.M, in Sao Paulo, Brazil taken on September 09, 2013. The D.O.M restaurant was chosen as the second best restaurant in Latin America elect by international industry experts -- including representatives of the region's most influential restaurants, famous chefs and members of the specialized international press. The relative affluence of the "Paulistanos" (city residents) and "Paulistas" (residents of Sao Paulo State) has helped create an array of museums and cultural attractions, as well as a sophisticated and diverse night life.
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    A waitress is seen at work at Mani, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 11, 2013. Mani was chosen as the fifth best restaurant in Latin America by international industry experts -- including representatives of the region's most influential restaurants, famous chefs and members of the specialized international press. The relative affluence of the "Paulistanos" (city residents) and "Paulistas" (residents of Sao Paulo State) has helped create an array of museums and cultural attractions, as well as a sophisticated and diverse night life.
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    A general view of fans of Flamengo during the match between Ponte Preta and Flamengo for the Brazilian Series A 2013 at Moisés Lucarelli stadium on September 15, 2013 in Campinas, Brazil.
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    View of an intervened abandoned car of the project "Ocupe Carrinho" (Occupy Little Car) in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 8, 2013. The project "Ocupe Carrinho" was created by a group of artists to transform abandoned cars into colorful artworks in the streets of Sao Paulo. The relative affluence of the "Paulistanos" (city residents) and "Paulistas" (residents of Sao Paulo State) has helped create an array of museums and cultural attractions, as well as a sophisticated and diverse night life.
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    Window cleaners wearing superhero costumes are seen on the facade of a Children's Hospital, as part of the celebration of Children's Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 10, 2013. Children's Day is celebrated in Brazil on October 12. Rio de Janeiro may be better-known to North Americans, but with roughly 11 million residents in the metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is Brazil's biggest city -- and the biggest in South America.
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    Members of the 2014 World Cup local organizing committee and FIFA's inspection team visit the construction site of the Itaquerao football stadium, which will host the opening football matches of the FIFA WC2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 13, 2013.
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    View of the construction site of the Itaquerao football stadium which will host the opening football matches of the FIFA WC2014, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 13, 2013.
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    Buses and cars sit in traffic on October 9, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Urbanization and population growth have led to prolonged commute times in Rio and Sao Paulo. Brazilians spend up to 26 percent of their income to commute on buses daily. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world geographically, has seen its urban population increase to 87 percent, the highest among the BRIC countries. Some forecasts are calling for Brazil to hit 90 percent urbanization by 2020 as the rural to urban migration continues. By comparison, India's urban population is 31 percent, China's 50 percent and Russia's 73 percent, according to the CIA World Factbook.
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    A visitors enjoy the Earth from Above exhibition by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, displayed at the Art Museum of Sao Paulo (MASP) on October 18, 2013. The relative affluence of the "Paulistanos" (city residents) and "Paulistas" (residents of Sao Paulo State) has helped create an array of museums and cultural attractions, as well as a sophisticated and diverse night life.
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    A visitors enjoy the Earth from Above exhibition by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, displayed at the Art Museum of Sao Paulo (MASP) on October 18, 2013. The relative affluence of the "Paulistanos" (city residents) and "Paulistas" (residents of Sao Paulo State) has helped create an array of museums and cultural attractions, as well as a sophisticated and diverse night life.
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    A visitors enjoy the Earth from Above exhibition by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, displayed at the Art Museum of Sao Paulo (MASP) on October 18, 2013. The relative affluence of the "Paulistanos" (city residents) and "Paulistas" (residents of Sao Paulo State) has helped create an array of museums and cultural attractions, as well as a sophisticated and diverse night life.
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