The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is carried past an honor guard up a ramp leading to the Planalto presidential palace, 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 after he is honored with a service in Brasilia at the presidential palace he designed. (Photo/Cadu Gomes)

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The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is carried past an honor guard up a ramp leading to the Planalto presidential palace, 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 after he is honored with a service in Brasilia at the presidential palace he designed. (Photo/Cadu Gomes)
The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is carried past an honor guard up a ramp leading to the Planalto presidential palace, 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 after he is honored with a service in Brasilia at the presidential palace he designed. (Photo/Cadu Gomes)
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