Photo: Undated general view of Brasilia, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1960. Niemeyer, the modernist architect who designed the nation's capital Brasilia celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday. A number of events are planned to mark the milestone, only a few attended by the man himself. On Wednesday, Niemeyer was made Grand Commander of the Legion of Honour, a French award bestowed in his Copacabana studio.  AFP PHOTO/Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (104) and Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes (L) visit the expand works of the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on February 8, 2012. Niemeyer was the architect of the Sambodromo, built in 1983. Carnival begins in Brazil on February 18.   AFP PHOTO/Fabio COSTA (Photo credit should read FABIO COSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
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