The Botafogo district of Rio de Janeiro. It's a beachfront neighborhood that is home to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, one of the largest soccer teams in Brazil.

The Botafogo district of Rio de Janeiro. It's a beachfront neighborhood that is home to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, one of the largest soccer teams in Brazil.

Botafogo is located between the mountains of Mundo Novo, Dona Marta, and São João.

Botafogo is located between the mountains of Mundo Novo, Dona Marta, and São João.

Because of the sheer mass of Brazil, there are four time zones in the country.

Because of the sheer mass of Brazil, there are four time zones in the country.

The local cuisine in many places in Brazil consists of fish caught in these waters.

The local cuisine in many places in Brazil consists of fish caught in these waters.

In the past few years, Brazil's super rich have been breaking state laws and building houses on private islands or beaches that don't belong to them.

In the past few years, Brazil's super rich have been breaking state laws and building houses on private islands or beaches that don't belong to them.

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is a famous tourist attraction. The statue is 98 feet tall and weighs 700 tons.

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is a famous tourist attraction. The statue is 98 feet tall and weighs 700 tons.

Across the country there are 220 clinics that allow poor citizens to receive plastic surgery for free based on "the philosophy that beauty is a right."

Across the country there are 220 clinics that allow poor citizens to receive plastic surgery for free based on "the philosophy that beauty is a right.

By law all beaches in Brazil are public. But the rich have built mansions and refuse to vacate them, in some cases inciting years-long legal battle.

By law all beaches in Brazil are public. But the rich have built mansions and refuse to vacate them, in some cases inciting years-long legal battle.

The average temperature in the north is 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the south it's 71.6 degree.

The average temperature in the north is degrees Fahrenheit, and in the south it's degree.

The coast of Rio de Janeiro alone has a population of 6.1 million people.

The coast of Rio de Janeiro alone has a population of million people.

The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, though the dialect and intonation is very different than the type of Portuguese you hear in Portugal.

The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, though the dialect and intonation is very different than the type of Portuguese you hear in Portugal.

In December 2011, Brazil out-paced the United Kingdom to become the sixth-largest economy in the world.

In December Brazil out-paced the United Kingdom to become the sixth-largest economy in the world.

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