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A member of Uniao da Ilha Samba School performs during a rehearsal in preparation for the 2014 carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro February 2, 2014. Picture taken on February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTX18698 A member of Uniao da Ilha Samba School performs during a rehearsal in preparation for the 2014 carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro February 2, 2014. Picture taken on February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTX18698  

Check Out 14 Of Brazil’s Greatest Attractions

Brazil, the host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, is full of beauty. The world’s fifth largest country in the world is soaked in sunshine, ringed with beaches, dense with jungle and is a cultural melting pot.

They are also known for their large, beautiful butts and stunning super models. Let’s take a journey into the land of Brazil to learn more about some popular tourist attractions.

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  • National Treasure #1 is Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio and Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago discovered by Amerigo Vespucci. It's a huge draw for scuba divers with visibility down to almost 150 feet.
  • National Treasure #2 is beach volleyball player Camila Fonseca and the Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands. It's inhabited by many different types of wildlife like capybaras and jaguars.
  • National Treasure #3 is this girl at artificial lake Piscinao de Ramos and the Teatro Amazonas, an opera house located in the middle of the jungle in Manaus. It's dome is covered in 36,000 decorated ceramic tiles and the first opera was performed there in 1897.
  • National Treasure #4 is model Izabel Goulart and the Salvador beaches, pristine beaches located in the state of Bahia. They are surrounded by reefs and have open inlets with strong waves, which makes them perfect for surfers.
  • National Treasure #5 is swimmer Nayara Ribeiro and Olinda, a colonial town on Brazil's northeast coast. It has a famous carnival and a bohemian charm alongside old churches.
  • National Treasures #6-12 are contestants in the Miss Bumbum pageant in Sao Paulo and the Amazon River. The Amazon is over 4,000 miles long and has over 3,000 species of fish that live in its waters, including the notoriously carnivorous piranha.
  • National Treasure #13 is supermodel Gisele Bundchen and the Christ the Redeemer Statue. The statue is iconic to the city of Rio de Janeiro, standing 130 feet on the peak of Corcovado mountain.
  • National Treasure #14 is this member of Uniao da Ilha Samba School and Iguazu Falls, waterfalls that are on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The system of waterfalls actually has 275 individual falls, including 269 foot "Devil's Throat," which is U-shaped and reached by walking along a canyon.