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World Cup Visitors Sample Amazon Life At Village
A 40-minute ride up the Rio Negro from Manaus, the people of Aldeia Indigena Tatuyo are far removed from the global spectacle taking place in that World Cup host city. Here, amid the exuberant vegetation of the Amazon rainforest, two worlds meet, smile at one another and snap souvenir photos.
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In this May 19, 2014 photo, residents from various tribes stand at the entrance of a traditionally built house in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. While they normally wear the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops that are standard fare throughout Brazil, the villagers change into their ceremonial finest to receive the tourists, the men and boys donning loincloths embellished in the back with bunches of freshly cut leaves and rattling anklets made from hollow seeds, the women and girls wearing graceful skirts of dried grass. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this May 19, 2014 photo, a man plays the flute in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. Here, the villagers lead a hybrid life, maintaining the ancestral traditions of their assorted tribes while enjoying some of the advantages of urban life. While they normally wear the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops that are standard fare throughout Brazil, the villagers change into their ceremonial finest to receive tourists. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this May 24, 2014 photo, a boy holds a soccer ball as he plays soccer in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. The community of thatched palm roofed houses is home to nine families who moved to the riverside plot some 15 years ago from deep inside the rainforest, near Brazils border with Colombia. Here, the villagers lead a hybrid life, maintaining the ancestral traditions of their assorted tribes while enjoying some of the advantages of urban life. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 24, 2014 photo, an girl plays with a small monkey near a soccer goal in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. While they normally wear the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops that are standard fare throughout Brazil, the villagers change into their ceremonial finest to receive the tourists, the men and boys donning loincloths embellished in the back with bunches of freshly cut leaves and rattling anklets made from hollow seeds, the women and girls wearing graceful skirts of dried grass. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this May 24, 2014 photo, a boy looks at the camera as he sits inside a traditionally built tent in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. While they normally wear the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops that are standard fare throughout Brazil, the villagers change into their ceremonial finest to receive tourists. Everyone wears graphic face paint that melts with sweat during the aerobic ceremony of chants and rhythmic dances. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 19, 2014 photo, a small monkey sits atop the head of a woman in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. The sound of an approaching boat prompts the people of this river village to change into their ceremonial finest and run out to greet their visitors, feather headdresses bobbing, loincloths and grass skirts rustling. Riding atop two of the womens heads, baby monkeys grab fistfuls of hair as they clutch on for dear life. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this May 24, 2014 photo, boys play soccer in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil. While they normally wear the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops that are standard fare throughout Brazil, the villagers change into their ceremonial finest to receive tourists. Sometimes the visitors join in the high-adrenaline, co-ed soccer matches, the afternoon entertainment of choice in the tiny village. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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World Cup Visitors Sample Amazon Life At Village

A 40-minute ride up the Rio Negro from Manaus, the people of Aldeia Indigena Tatuyo are far removed from the global spectacle taking place in that World Cup host city. Here, amid the exuberant vegetation of the Amazon rainforest, two worlds meet, smile at one another and snap souvenir photos.

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