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    Rio de Janeiro was the scene of a moving tribute on Saturday (22 April) to the man who declared Brazilian independence from Portuguese role, because the South American country's first Emperor and later rate ???

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    Rio de Janeiro was the scene of a moving tribute on Saturday (22 April) to the man who declared Brazilian independence from Portuguese role, because the South American country's first Emperor and later rate ??? have to be King of Portugal. A full ceremony was mounted as ??? of Emperor Don Petro the First returned to Brazilian soil ??? 142 ???.

    Thousands of Brazilians and Portuguese immigrants to Brazil lined the ??? as a procession carried the remains from a specially-built floating ??? to the War Memorial. The coffin was carried through Rio's streets on troop carrier accompanied by mounted guardsmen and soldiers in ceremonial costumes.

    Taking part in the ceremonies were President Emilio Garrastazo Modiri of Brazil and President America Tomaz of Portugal.

    The event symbolises the close ties which still bind the two countries despite 150 years of Brazilian independence. Saturday's ceremonies also marked one of the first highlights of Brazil's independence celebrations.

    SYNOPSIS: The remains of Don Pedro the First, the man who declared Brazil's independence from Portugal, became the country's first Emperor and then returned home to become King of Portugal, were returned to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

    The remains were carried through the streets in a procession tot he city's War Memorial. And thousands of Brazilians and Portuguese immigrants to Brazil lined the routs to pay their respects..
    A band played at the War Memorial, making the return of Don Pedro's remains to Brazilian soil for the first time in 142 years. President Emilio Garrastazo Medici of Brazil and President America Tomaz of portugal took part in the ceremonies. And for many, the event symbolised the close ties which still bind the two countries despite 150 years of independence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADUPFFGRBMRAIVIOSA8TFSJTK
    Media URN:
    VLVAADUPFFGRBMRAIVIOSA8TFSJTK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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