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Girls prepare to take part in a mermaid lesson in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 28, 2017. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Girls prepare to take part in a mermaid lesson in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 28, 2017. Women in Brazil are not unique in their affinity for mermaiding. Classes are held as far away as Texas and some folks wonder if mermaiding will be the next fitness craze. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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14 Aug 2017 07:11:00
The winner of the Miss Tattoo Brazil 2014 contest, Bruna Barros, shows a tattoo that says 'My body, my rules' during Tattoo Week, the largest convention of art in the skin of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 July 2017. A tattooed woman beauty pageant, the new trends and techniques of the tattoo world, body piercing and the environment of the art of definitively painting the body, are all due to be addressed during the seventh edition of the “Tattoo Week Sao Paulo“. (Photo by Sebastiao Moreira/EPA)

The winner of the Miss Tattoo Brazil 2014 contest, Bruna Barros, shows a tattoo that says 'My body, my rules' during Tattoo Week, the largest convention of art in the skin of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 July 2017. A tattooed woman beauty pageant, the new trends and techniques of the tattoo world, body piercing and the environment of the art of definitively painting the body, are all due to be addressed during the seventh edition of the “Tattoo Week Sao Paulo“. (Photo by Sebastiao Moreira/EPA)
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19 Jul 2017 08:30:00
Contestants dance during the Miss Plus Size Carioca beauty pageant on July 8, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Contestants dance during the Miss Plus Size Carioca beauty pageant on July 8, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 24 contestants, aged 18-45, competed in the contest which aims to challenge modern inclusive standards of beauty. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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11 Jul 2017 06:19:00
Victoria, 12, at her home in Mangueira. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Guardian)

Planned improvements to Rio’s favelas have meant increases in rent, forcing the poorest families into squatting in unoccupied buildings. Photographer Tariq Zaidi visits the Mangueira community favela, less than 1km from the showpiece Maracanã stadium, to see what life is like for the women living there. Here: Victoria, 12, at her home in Mangueira. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Guardian)
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29 Jun 2017 08:08:00
In this May 17, 2017 photo, cowboy cook Odair Batista carries a case with food in Corumba, the Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. Dressed with leather chaps on top of their jeans, stetson hats and a machete attached to their waists, before setting off, the men finish their breakfast with Terere, an herbal “mate” beverage served ice cold in an ox drinking horn. (Photo by Eraldo Peres/AP Photo)

In this May 17, 2017 photo, cowboy cook Odair Batista carries a case with food in Corumba, the Pantanal wetlands of Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. Dressed with leather chaps on top of their jeans, stetson hats and a machete attached to their waists, before setting off, the men finish their breakfast with Terere, an herbal “mate” beverage served ice cold in an ox drinking horn. (Photo by Eraldo Peres/AP Photo)
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12 Jun 2017 09:00:00
Competitors pose backstage during the Arnold Classic South America bodybuilding event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

Competitors pose backstage during the Arnold Classic South America bodybuilding event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)
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23 Apr 2017 08:40:00
A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 28, 2017. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 28, 2017. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
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02 Mar 2017 00:06:00
A reveller from Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 27, 2017. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

A reveller from Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 27, 2017. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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02 Mar 2017 00:04:00