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Historic center of Olinda

2011-05-09 10:05:56 GMT2011-05-09 18:05:56(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Houses with the old Portuguese style in the historic center of Olinda are seen with the city of Recife in the background in Brazil, May 8, 2011.(Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

The convent of San Fracisco is seen in the historic center of Olinda, Brazil, May. 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

The cathedral of Carmo is seen in the historic center of Olinda, Brazil, May. 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

Two men sit in front of the Cathedral Alto da Se in the historic center of Olinda, Brazil, May. 7, 2011.(Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

A man rides a bicycle in the historic center of Olinda, Brazil, May. 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

The convent of San Fracisco is seen in the historic center of Olinda, Brazil, May. 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

Houses with the old Portuguese style were seen in the historic center of Olinda, Brazil, May 8, 2011.

Olinda, established in the early 16th century in the northeast of Brazil, with lots of buildings well-preserved from colonial period, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982.

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