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Copacabana Fishermen

Marcus Ferreira, top, looks on as Emerson Rodrigues takes a break from fishing on the waters off Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This isn't your average fishermen's port. It's Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach, its sands forming a golden crescent at the edge of a densely populated neighborhood.

Fishermen of Copacabana

August 23, 2013


Daybreak's glow silhouettes the rainforest-covered mountains nearby while the Atlantic's waters lap at cramped wooden fishing boats.

It's another day at sea for the men who sail out six days a week to try their luck.

But this isn't your average fishermen's port. It's Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach, its sands forming a golden crescent at the edge of a densely populated neighborhood.