People watch the final episode of soap opera Avenida Brasil in an outdoor plaza full of vendors in the Dona Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. "Telenovelas," prime-time soap operas with average runs of 200 episodes, are hugely popular in Brazil, where the plot lines often become front page news and where discussions of the heroes and villains are a major topic of conversation. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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People watch the final episode of soap opera Avenida Brasil in an outdoor plaza full of vendors in the Dona Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. "Telenovelas," prime-time soap operas with average runs of 200 episodes, are hugely popular in Brazil, where the plot lines often become front page news and where discussions of the heroes and villains are a major topic of conversation. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
People watch the final episode of soap opera Avenida Brasil in an outdoor plaza full of vendors in the Dona Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. "Telenovelas," prime-time soap operas with average runs of 200 episodes, are hugely popular in Brazil, where the plot lines often become front page news and where discussions of the heroes and villains are a major topic of conversation. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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