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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During the first two weeks of the month of July, Rio and a few other well-known places featured the celebration of several round number anniversaries — 10th, 50th, 80th, 100th and 120th. In the interests of keeping his readers up-to-date the Curmudgeon will describe all of these, not in chronological order. And he will ask the (perhaps flippant) question: does anybody care?

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