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Feliz Aniversário, Brasília

Call it a freak of nature or architecturally brilliant, but Brasília, the planned, utopian capital of Brazil, turns 50 this year. The city was a longtime in the making, and when president Juscelino Kubitschek finally dedicated Brasília in 1960, Brazilian bureaucrats, horrified at having to leave Rio de Janeiro, were practically bribed to move several hundred miles into the jungle.
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