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Rio de Janeiro
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Copacabana

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Christ the Redeemer statue was under repair during our visit to Rio

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The colossal statue of Jesus Christ is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world

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Cristo Redentor stands at the summit of Mount Corcovado.
Completed in 1931, it stands 98 feet tall. Its outstretched arms span 92 feet. The statue sits on a square stone pedestal base about 26 feet high

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Sugarloaf mountain is a striking natural landmark overlooking Rio de Janeiro that sits at the entrance to Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
 
The Amazon River
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The Amazon River in South America is the second longest river in the world

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The people who live in the Peruvian Amazon river basin are called Rivereños which means river dwellers

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Rivereños are able to live in the forest because they fish, farm, and hunt for their food. Going to a neighbor's house requires a canoe

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Rivereños live in thatch-covered huts that are made using the natural resources found in the forest. Smoke rising from clay firepits in the floor coats the ceiling with a residue that helps keep out the rain. Every 4 years or so the thatch roofs must be replaced

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All the houses are built on stilts. The river rises by as much as 36 feet during the course of the year. During the wet season the people find themselves surrounded by water

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Black Howler monkeys are found only in the rainforest

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Tarantulas are the biggest spiders on Earth and the biggest are found in the Amazon rainforest. The Black Tarantula is a docile, slow mover and they make ideal pets
 
Rio de Janeiro

 

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