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I’ll write about a different beginning. Not the new year’s eve. I live in Brasil and my country was a dictatorship on the 70’s and beginning of the 80’s. Until not a long ago people didn’t even know how to vote wisely. Other thing missing was the will to fight for our rights. I never saw a protest in my 44 years of live. But in june last year millions of Brasilians took the streets to protest. We feel misrepresented by our government. From this act some issues were resolved and most were not but the feeling of this new beginning is in the air. A beginning of a better country for our people. I can’t say if any good will come out of it. We all know politics are not for amateurs. But That mask of Guy Fawkes makes me think about beginnings…

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Great challenge!! Not an easy one. Representing community is not a casual task. I’ll try with two shots.

The first one is from “the miracle cave”. A Small cave in the country side of a less developed state from Brasil. People believe miracles happen inside it so there are thousands of believers that travels many days to get there. They hang pictures and objects on it’s walls from relatives or friends with some kind of sickness or trouble.It’s an amazing and disturbing view. It has to do with a community faith and way of live.

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The second is an area in Berlin on the canals where people go to drink and meet. It’s an amazing and unusual place for the summer with many bars by the water one next to the other. People gather and have fun in a very cool way.

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Grand… I usually tend to look for amazing little things that makes life wonderful and interesting. I’m not much into Grandeur…

Anyway not as a photographer but as a tourist i witnessed many things that can receive this title. Let’s see:

1: Pyramid of the sun seen from the pyramid of the moon in TEOTIHUACAN, close to Mexico city…I guess that fits the description.

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2: A giant ship leaving the port of Miami. Notice it’s higher than the buildings. There, people on the porch can witness a bigger building moving through the water toward the sea.

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3: The Rockefeller center christmas tree being assembled.

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4: Amazing sand sculpture in Berlin, Germany….

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5: The “Colón” Opera House in Buenos Aires…said to be one of the biggest of the world.

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6: and i finish it with a bit of my country’s carnival. The biggest popular celebration of the world. This is a parade in my city. They happen in most big cities for 2 days…In these 2 days, 20 samba schools have one hour to perform the parade. Mine city is a big one so there’s a preliminar stage to find the 20 schools that will parade on carnival.

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