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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