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Favela’s Michael Jackson Homage

By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death later this month will be marked in Rio de Janeiro with a special vigil on Copacabana beach on Friday, June 25th and the unveiling of a Michael Jackson statue and cultural center in Morro Dona Marta in Botafogo the following day.

When Michael Jackson died last June, fans worldwide were thrown into a state of shock and mourning. In Rio, the most visible displays of the artist's impact on the city were at the hundreds of newspaper kiosks where people spontaneously . . .

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