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By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city government has announced that some Lapa streets will no longer be pedestrian only on weekend nights starting this Friday, March 22nd. Since July 2010, these streets have been closed to traffic from 10PM to 5AM on weekends, which has increased the popularity of the already busy area, perhaps too much.

Residents of Lapa reportedly called for the change, tired of the excess noise and influx of people the neighborhood receives on the weekend. During the height of the tourist season and summer vacations in January and February, it is . . .

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