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First lady Michelle Obama, from left, President Barack Obama, and daughter Malia Obama react as they watch Team USA and Brazil during the first half of an Olympic exhibition basketball game, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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First lady Michelle Obama, from left, President Barack Obama, and daughter Malia Obama react as they watch Team USA and Brazil during the first half of an Olympic exhibition basketball game, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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This two picture combo shows from left; a Feb. 1, 2012, file photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he arrives at the Supreme Court in London, and a June 20, 2012, photo of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa during a meeting at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Left photo — AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File; right photo — AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)

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This two picture combo shows from left; a Feb. 1, 2012, file photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he arrives at the Supreme Court in London, and a June 20, 2012, photo of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa during a meeting at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Left photo — AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File; right photo — AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)

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Environmental activists, one portraying Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff holding a banner symbolizing "dirty money" made from fossil fuel subsidies, protest on the final day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Environmental activists, one portraying Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff holding a banner symbolizing "dirty money" made from fossil fuel subsidies, protest on the final day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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The Pride of Baltimore II, second from right, leads the Cuauhtémoc, a tall ship from Mexico, right, and the Cisne Branco, a tall ship from Brazil, left, out of Baltimore Harbor after celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner as part of a week long international tall ship and naval vessel parade called the Star-Spangled Sailabration, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Dewaruci from Indonesia, left, the Cisne Branco from Brazil, right, and the Cuauhtémoc from Mexico, second from right, all tall ships, sail out of Baltimore Harbor after celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner as part of a week long international tall ship and naval vessel parade called the Star-Spangled Sailabration, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Pride of Baltimore II, second from right, leads the Cuauhtémoc, a tall ship from Mexico, right, and the Cisne Branco, a tall ship from Brazil, left, out of Baltimore Harbor after celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner as part of a week long international tall ship and naval vessel parade called the Star-Spangled Sailabration, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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United States Herculez Gomez, center, scored the Americans' goal in a 4-1 loss to Brazil at FedEx Field on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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United States Herculez Gomez, center, scored the Americans' goal in a 4-1 loss to Brazil at FedEx Field on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Brazil's Marcelo (6) celebrates his goal with Neymar (11) and Hulk (20) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against the United States on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. Brazil won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Brazil's Marcelo (6) celebrates his goal with Neymar (11) and Hulk (20) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against the United States on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. Brazil won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** President Obama meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 9, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

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Washington Wizards center Nene, left, of Brazil, drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Performers rehearse at the Sambadrome parade grounds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday Feb. 17, 2012. The globe's biggest Carnival bash opens Friday, with an estimated 850,000 tourists in attendance for the five-day-event, running from Feb. 17-21. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Salvador, Brazil (The Washington Times)

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Demonstrators leave the state legislative building in Salvador, Brazil, on Thursday after up to 300 police officers and some of their relatives had taken it in protest. (Associated Press)

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China is importing millions of tons of soybeans from Brazil (pictured) and Argentina to feed livestock to meet a growing demand. To enhance the supply, China is buying farmland and agricultural companies in South America. (Associated Press)

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Brazil's state-controlled oil company expects to pump 4.9 million barrels of oil a day by 2020, and much of it will go to China. President Dilma Rousseff in November celebrated the delivery of one of four Brazilian-built oil-transport ships. (Associated Press)