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The worlds of Oscar Niemeyer

<p>A security walks next to the Planalto Palace designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 2012. 

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A security walks next to the Planalto Palace designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A security walks next to the Planalto Palace designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>A man stands near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil, December 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

A man stands near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man stands near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer speaks at his office during an interview in Rio de Janeiro, February 6, 2006. 

REUTERS/Bruno Domingos</p>

Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer speaks at his office during an interview in Rio de Janeiro, February 6, 2006. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer speaks at his office during an interview in Rio de Janeiro, February 6, 2006. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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<p>Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Eloy Alonso </p>

Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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<p>A man walks near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. 
REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

A man walks near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man walks near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Clarissa Cavalheiro </p>

A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Clarissa Cavalheiro

A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Clarissa Cavalheiro

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<p>Itamaraty Palace designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, is seen in Brasilia, April 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes</p>

Itamaraty Palace designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, is seen in Brasilia, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Itamaraty Palace designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, is seen in Brasilia, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer poses after receiving Russia's friendship medal at his office in Rio de Janeiro, December 14, 2007. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos </p>

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer poses after receiving Russia's friendship medal at his office in Rio de Janeiro, December 14, 2007. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer poses after receiving Russia's friendship medal at his office in Rio de Janeiro, December 14, 2007. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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<p>An image is projected on the towers of the National Congress during Culture Week in Brasilia, November 9, 2012. 
REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

An image is projected on the towers of the National Congress during Culture Week in Brasilia, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An image is projected on the towers of the National Congress during Culture Week in Brasilia, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>A man walks past next to Capanema building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro, December 12, 2007. 

REUTERS/Sergio Moraes </p>

A man walks past next to Capanema building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A man walks past next to Capanema building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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<p>People view an art installation being projected on the Niemeyer Center dome in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso </p>

People view an art installation being projected on the Niemeyer Center dome in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People view an art installation being projected on the Niemeyer Center dome in Aviles, Spain, December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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<p>A view of Brazil's National Congress designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007.  REUTERS/Jamil Bittar </p>

A view of Brazil's National Congress designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

A view of Brazil's National Congress designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

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<p>Statues of angels hang in Brasilia's Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, April 14, 2010. 

REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

Statues of angels hang in Brasilia's Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Statues of angels hang in Brasilia's Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>A view of Oscar Niemeyer's Museum, which was designed by Niemeyer, in Curitiba, Brazil, December 12, 2007.

REUTERS/Cesar Ferrari</p>

A view of Oscar Niemeyer's Museum, which was designed by Niemeyer, in Curitiba, Brazil, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Cesar Ferrari

A view of Oscar Niemeyer's Museum, which was designed by Niemeyer, in Curitiba, Brazil, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Cesar Ferrari

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<p>Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, December 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Eloy Alonso </p>

Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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<p>Christmas decorations are seen at the Brasilia Cathedral, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

Christmas decorations are seen at the Brasilia Cathedral, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Christmas decorations are seen at the Brasilia Cathedral, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>Tourists take pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. 

REUTERS/Jamil Bittar </p>

Tourists take pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

Tourists take pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

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<p>Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer looks at Copacabana beach from his office after an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro, June 16, 2003. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes</p>

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer looks at Copacabana beach from his office after an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro, June 16, 2003. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer looks at Copacabana beach from his office after an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro, June 16, 2003. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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<p>The sun is seen from the monument The Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom (Panteao da Patria e da Liberdade Tancredo Neves), designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. 
REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

The sun is seen from the monument The Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom (Panteao da Patria e da Liberdade Tancredo Neves), designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The sun is seen from the monument The Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom (Panteao da Patria e da Liberdade Tancredo Neves), designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi city near Rio de Janeiro, February 7, 2006. Niemeyer designed the MAC, a giant replica of a flying saucer resting on a cement pedestal, in the 1990s. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes</p>

A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi city near Rio de Janeiro, February 7, 2006. Niemeyer designed the MAC, a giant replica of a flying saucer resting on a cement pedestal, in the 1990s....more

A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi city near Rio de Janeiro, February 7, 2006. Niemeyer designed the MAC, a giant replica of a flying saucer resting on a cement pedestal, in the 1990s. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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