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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Photos of the Day: August 31, 2013

Dancers take part in the Brazilian parade, "Da Rua Lavagem 46," that kicks off Brazilian Day, in New York, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The parade takes place on 46th Street in New York's "Little Brazil" and symbolizes a cleansing and purifying power of 46th. Da Rua Lavagem is a Brazilian tradition that takes place before a big party, said organizer Silvana Magda, referring to Sunday's event, Brazilian Day. In it's 29th year, Brazilian Day is the preamble to Brazil's September 7th independence day.