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By Sarah Coursey, Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - For Cariocas, there is a street in Rio where you can find anything and everything. In Rio's Centro, that place is Rua Alfândega. To make matters all the more interesting, it is surrounded by a cluster of streets collectively known as SAARA (Sociedade de Amigos das Adjacências da Rua da Alfândega), in which this 'everything' is multiplied into a cornucopia of more than 600 shops, selling items from Carnival plumes to kitchen sinks, all at reasonable prices. It is well worth a morning visit for the cultural experience of . . .

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