Minas Gerais

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Luiz Claudio dos Anjos Batista (acute accent on u in Claudio) rings the 6:30pm Angelus in the 18th-century parish church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (cedila on final c and tilde over the a in Conceicao), or Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, in Catas Altas, Brazil. Brazil's interior state of Minas Gerais, once a colonial mining capitol for the Portuguese crown, has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. With the help of laws to preserve its baroque architecture, the state's sky is scraped at every turn by 250-year-old church steeples, and lined with cobblestones. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Luiz Claudio dos Anjos Batista (acute accent on u in Claudio) rings the 6:30pm Angelus in the 18th-century parish church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (cedila on final c and tilde over the a in Conceicao), or Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, in Catas Altas, Brazil. Brazil's interior state of Minas Gerais, once a colonial mining capitol for the Portuguese crown, has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. With the help of laws to preserve its baroque architecture, the...
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