FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a float from the Mangueira samba school parades through the Sambadrome, which was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a float from the Mangueira samba school parades through the Sambadrome, which was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a float from the Mangueira samba school parades through the Sambadrome, which was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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