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Brazilian indigenous groups protest for protection of old Indian Museum
Originally published by Global Times
Indigenous people discuss the governmental proposal outside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
Indigenous people discuss the governmental proposal outside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man gazes at Maracana Stadium at the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man gazes at Maracana Stadium at the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang
Supporters set up tents inside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
Supporters set up tents inside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
A government official reads a proposal, promising to build a new museum nearby for the Indigenous people, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
A government official reads a proposal, promising to build a new museum nearby for the Indigenous people, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man stands behind a wall around the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man stands behind a wall around the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous woman draws traditional patterns inside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous woman draws traditional patterns inside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man walks out of the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man walks out of the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An Indigenous man sharpens an arrow at the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An Indigenous man sharpens an arrow at the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, January 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man walks outside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 16, 2013. The government of Rio de Janeiro plans to tear down an old Indian museum beside Maracana Stadium to build parking lot and shopping center here for the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. The plan met with protest from the indigenous groups. Now Indians from 17 tribes around Brazil settle down in the old building, appealing for the protection of the century-old museum, the oldest Indian museum in Latin America. They hope the government could help renovate it and make part of it a college for indigenous Indians. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
An indigenous man walks outside the old Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2013.  (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)
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