The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is carried down the ramp of the Planalto presidential palace at the end of a memorial, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Niemeyer, 104, the groundbreaking architect who designed Brazil's futuristic capital and much of the United Nations complex, died Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro, the seaside city where he was born and where his remains will be buried Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is carried down the ramp of the Planalto presidential palace at the end of a memorial, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Niemeyer, 104, the groundbreaking architect who designed Brazil's futuristic capital and much of the United Nations complex, died Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro, the seaside city where he was born and where his remains will be buried Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is carried down the ramp of the Planalto presidential palace at the end of a memorial, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Niemeyer, 104, the groundbreaking architect who designed Brazil's futuristic capital and much of the United Nations complex, died Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro, the seaside city where he was born and where his remains will be buried Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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