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Brazil mourns revolutionary architect

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's funeral cortege arrives at Planalto presidential palace, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia on Dec. 6.

Reuters reports: Oscar Niemeyer, a towering patriarch of modern architecture who shaped the look of contemporary Brazil and whose inventive, curved designs left their mark on cities worldwide, died late on Wednesday. He was 104. His body will lie in state at the presidential palace. Full Story

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People line up for the wake of architect Oscar Niemeyer at the Planalto presidential palace, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia on Dec. 6.

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A fire truck escorts the coffin of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer past the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia. Niemeyer designed much of Brazil's futuristic capital, including the Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's coffin is carried on a fire truck in Brasilia on Dec. 6 headed toward the Planalto Palace.

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The Brazilian National Congress, designed by Niemeyer, on Dec. 6.

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Two women enter the Itamaraty Palace, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia on Dec. 6.

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The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Center, designed by Niemeyer, in Aviles, Spain, in 2011.

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Architect Oscar Niemeyer sits behind a model of one of his designs, the Metropolitan Cathedral, during the construction of Brazil's capital city.