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  • In Pictures Brazil: sights to see

    Brazil is well-known for containing the majority of the Amazon River Basin, which ranks as the world's largest tropical rainforest. Eco-tourists flock to the region for its incomparable biodiversity and exotic beauty. Pictured is an aerial view of the Mato Grosso/Para state border in Brazil's Amazon Basin.

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  • Free to a good home: 4 enormous stadiums, gently used

    Including the four brand-new stadiums, Brazil spent about $4 billion — 80 percent of it public money — on 12 stadiums used for the World Cup. Total World Cup spending was about $11.5 billion.

  • Latin America Monitor Fans bring new meaning to 'budget travel' in bid to get to World Cup (+video)

    Determined but impecunious enthusiasts have braved lawless borders, overcrowded minibuses, and perilous river crossings to keep costs down en route to Manaus, Brazil. 

  • USA vs. Portugal: A World Cup draw snatched from USA victory

    Team USA came from behind, and went ahead 2-1 against Portugal in Sunday's World Cup match. But Portugal scored with seconds left in the game, to take a 2-2 draw. Thursday, USA plays Germany in a battle to go to the next round.

  • Latin America Monitor Brazil's World Cup 'must have'? New TVs.

    Sales in Brazil are soaring ahead of the World Cup, as Brazilians splurge on expensive sets to watch all the matches in the comfort of their homes.

  • In Brazil's Amazon, teens go to 'Satellite High'

    In Brazil's Amazon, teens go to 'Satellite High'

    One distance-learning program in Brazil's Amazon has graduation rates that far surpass the national average in remote areas.

  • In Pictures Brazil: sights to see

    Brazil is well-known for containing the majority of the Amazon River Basin, which ranks as the world's largest tropical rainforest. Eco-tourists flock to the region for its incomparable biodiversity and exotic beauty. Pictured is an aerial view of the Mato Grosso/Para state border in Brazil's Amazon Basin.

  • State of Wonder

    State of Wonder

    Ann Patchett's latest, a "literary, ethical thriller" set in the Amazon, is the must-read novel of the summer.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Currents

    Though the above image may resemble a painting straight out of an art gallery in Venice Beach, California, it is in fact a satellite image of the sands and seaweed in the Bahamas. Tides and ocean currents in the Bahamas sculpted the sand and seaweed beds into these multicolored, fluted patterns in much the same way that winds sculpted the vast sand dunes in the Sahara Desert.

  • In Pictures Richard Branson's big adventures

    Billionaire adventurer Sir Richard Branson poses in front of his latest business venture, Virgin Oceanic Expeditions, a deep sea submarine in which he and others plan to take solo piloted expeditions to the deepest point in each of the world's five oceans, in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 5. The first sub is almost 18 feet long and reaches depths of about 37,000 feet.

  • Top 10 global weather events of 2010

    Top 10 global weather events of 2010

    A panel of weather and climate experts ranked the the Top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010. Voters considered the scope and unusualness of the event, its immediate human and economic impact, and whether it is emblematic of climate trends or variability. They voted during the first week of December, so the following weeks' extreme winter weather in Europe, which may have deserved a spot in the Top 10, received an honorable mention.