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Interesting image from National Geographic on a community of former slaves in Brazil. The head(s) play with our association to remote cultures, and sense of identity.
(credit: Tyrone Turner caption: Trailed by his brother, Roney Mafra totes the head of a bull slaughtered by a relative in Soledade. The meat will feed attendees of Bumba-Meu-Boi.)
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Of course it makes perfect sense the President would visit Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. At the same time, in one holy optic, it’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to put more distance between Obama and the Muslim rumors.
(caption: U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha (L) and Malia tour Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro late March 20, 2011. - via Photo from Reuters Pictures)