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130 Couples Marry in Mass Gay Wedding in Rio de Janeiro: VIDEO

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In Brazil on Sunday, approximately 130 gay couples married in a mass wedding, as same-sex marriage became legal in the city/state of Rio de Janeiro. 14 of Brazil's 27 states have legalized same-sex marriage.

RioAFP reports:

In mid-May, Brazilian courts determined that public offices that oversee marriages cannot reject gay couples, even though Brazil's national congress has passed no law on the matter. Some public offices had already been accepting marriage applications from homosexual couples, while others denied them.

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Wingsuited Daredevils Dive Into Rio, Fly Between Skyscrapers: VIDEO

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Ludovic Woerth and Jokke Sommer dive from gliders into Rio de Janeiro, landing in a park behind the 38-story Ventura Corporate Towers after flying between its double skyscrapers (at the top of the image below).

Wrote Sommer: "Ludovic and I doing a wingsuit flight into Rio de Janeiro. We did not have permission to fly into the city, but to respect the commercial air traffic we did the jump 05:45 in the morning. The first flights arrive at 06:05."

Watch (full-screen and HD if possible), AFTER THE JUMP...

That's one way to arrive in Brazil.

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Rio de Janeiro and Carnival, in a Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse: VIDEO

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Rio de Janeiro and its annual Carnival, in a stunning tilt-shift time-lapse clip from Jarbas Agnelli and Keith Loutit, shot in 2011.

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