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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As one of the City’s oldest, most renowned and exotic districts, Lapa continues to live off its forbidden reputation, perhaps as much today as it did seventy years ago. Its defining landmark, the Arcos da Lapa has sheltered a hive of activity throughout history. Street hawkers to musicians, artists to an ever increasing number of tourists have all gathered here in combined revelry.

During the 1920’s and 1930’s, Lapa was . . .

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