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Apr 6, 2015

Floating Soccer Court in Brazil

Floating Soccer Court in Brazil

Residents of Catalao, a village of houseboats, built a floating wooden soccer court, since the village field was flooded by the full Rio Negro. According to the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), the full Rio Negro this year is expected to reach close to the record occurred in 2012, when the river reached the quota of 29.97 meters.

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Boys dive on a flooded soccer field, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boy poses for picture with a soccer ball on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boy arrives to a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Boys play soccer on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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