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Copacabana Fishermen

A fisherman pushes a boat to the waters of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's another day at sea for the dozens of men aboard the vessels that sail out six days a week to try their luck.

Fishermen of Copacabana


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.