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Friday, June 6, 2014

Making money off exotic animals, and tourists, in World Cup city

Evandro Correia da Silva, left, holds a snake as his 3-year-old daughter Kelly Silva places it around her neck on their family's floating house, near Manaus, Brazil. Their exotic houseguests help the 35-year-old fisherman and his family eke out a living on the opposite bank from Manaus, a World Cup host city where the U.S., English and Italian teams will be among those battling it out.