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Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

This June, 25, 2014, photo, shows a birds eye view of the town of Ouro Preto Brazil. Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto is the charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence. A UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is a former mining village whose tremendous wealth made it a cultural focal point of the era. (AP Photo/Frank Griffiths)

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

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World Cup’s leading scorer going home

Brazil's David Luiz, right, applauds Colombia's James Rodriguez at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. Brazil won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Full of tears and inconsolable, the World Cup’s leading scorer is going home.

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