Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil.
Pope Francis on the last day of his week long pilgrimage to Brazil urged Catholics to reject selfishness, hatred and intolerance to help build a new world.
A huge crowd estimated in 1.5 million people defied rain and chilly weather to greet Pope Francis on Rio do Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Thursday. With his captivating charisma Francis repeated a theme of his visit to Brazil urging young Catholics to shun the trappings of materialism and put Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.
Around 400,000 Roman Catholics have joined a Tuesday evening ceremony on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to mark the opening of World Youth Day. The highlight of the festival will be a visit on Thursday by Pope Francis.
Rain on the last night of 2011 but which stopped a few minutes before 24 tons of fireworks were set off didn’t stop 2 million people from attending Rio de Janeiro’s main New Year’s festival, an event that was confirmed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
A total of 594 brooms representing Brazil’s 81 senators and 513 members of the Lower House have been planted in the famous Copacabana beach of Rio do Janeiro by a non government organization demanding for action against rampant corruption.