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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In celebration of Rio de Janeiro’s 450th anniversary and in an effort to increase museum attendance throughout the city, the “passaporte” (passport) initiative is distributing small commemorative booklets that grant free access to 43 museums and cultural centers located in and around Rio de Janeiro.

Sponsored by the city of Rio de Janeiro in partnership with the Instituto Brasileiro de Museus (IBRAM), the museum passport initiative officially began on Tuesday, April 11th and the distributed passports will be valid for the duration of the city’s 450th anniversary, expiring . . .

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