Your pictures: Brazil

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image captionEach week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week the theme is Brazil and we begin with an image taken by Regina Rudawska while visiting the zoo in Sao Paulo.
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image captionEmma Salter: "This is a photo of Rocinha, one of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. I took it from the balcony of a primary school which had an incredible view over the nearby scrambled streets."
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image captionSteven Leeming: "Brazil is a country alive with vibrant colours, accompanied by its own unique sense of style. The same can be said of its rich fauna and flora. I enjoyed watching this beautiful Chestnut-eared Aracari while drinking my morning coffee."
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image captionJames Ward: "A view of Rio de Janeiro at night from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain with the Christ the Redeemer statue glowing beautifully in the background."
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image captionIsabelo Reyes: "I visited the Iguazo Falls for one of our day trips during a holiday in Brazil and it was a wonderful and unforgettable experience."
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image captionJonathan de Oliveira: "Inga beach, Niteroi, with the statue of Christ Redeemer in the background."
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image captionBen Preston: " A huge ant spotted at a lodge near Amazon River."
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image captionLucas Angioni: "This is ipe-branco blossom in a residential area in Campinas. Unfortunately this year the first blossom was not so beautiful as last year. The tree is scientifically named Tabebuia roseoalba, but everybody calls them ipe-branco."
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image captionMaurits Dissevelt: "A view of Brasília's Monumental Axis with its two six-lane avenues. In the background, the Ministry Esplanade is visible, including the National Congress Building's two towers in the centre."
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image captionAnd finally a photo from the UK by Darren McVeigh taken outside a church in Patio Santa Cruz, Recife. Next week the theme is breakfast, and the deadline for your entries is 25 September. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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