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Black Awareness Day celebrated in Brazil

2011-11-21 06:15:30 GMT2011-11-21 14:15:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People attend the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A woman sings during the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A woman dances during the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A woman prepares for performance during the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

People place flowers at the Zumbi Monument during the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Women embrace each other during the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

A woman dances during the Black Awareness Day assembly at Placa 11 of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Weng Xinyang)

Black Awareness Day is celebrated annually on Nov. 20 in Brazil in order to reflect upon the injustices of slavery and to celebrate the contributions made by Brazilian citizens of African descent.

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