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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio might be low on snowmen, reindeer and fireplaces, but it can’t be beat on one Christmas tradition: The famous Lagoa Christmas tree, a 28-storey glittering behemoth of seasonal kitsch, which will be officially opened tonight, Saturday, December 1st.

The theme for this year’s tree, which floats atop the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone), is “All the Christmases of the . . .

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