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In pictures: Oscar Niemeyer
All mighty

This hyperboloid cathedral is among the many public buildings he designed for Brasilia at the behest of the democratic president Juscelino Kubitschek.

Just four years after Brasilia's inauguration in 1960, right-wing generals took over the country. Their seat of power? The purpose-built capital designed by a communist, who spent the 21 years of their rule in self-imposed exile in France.

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