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Cheers, tears and samba in impeachment fight

By Agencies In Brasilia, Brazil ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-04-19 07:39:11

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Like fans watching a football final, Brazilians cheered and hugged when lawmakers voted for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, while the losing side sobbed and walked out in disgust at the result.

Tens of thousands massed on the lawn outside Congress in Brasilia while thousands more held rival rallies in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities, with samba beats animating the crowds.

Cheers, tears and samba in impeachment fight

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