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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Escadaria Selarón, one of the best-known tourist attractions of Lapa and, indeed, the whole of Rio de Janeiro, is a popular gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, both during the day and at night.

People come to hang out, drink beer, play or listen to music, and buy and sell souvenirs. The steps first began to be decorated with tiles by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón in 1990.

Over the years . . .

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