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On a Rio beach, one man has built his own castleWith a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat. In Barra da Tijuca, a wealthy beachside neighborhood west of Rio, neighbors and friends call him "The King". The only problem is the unbearable summer heat.Marcio came south to Rio from his humble hometown of Duque de Caxias to seek his fortune, but could only afford to live on the street.An optimist by nature, Marcio hopes to be able to realize his dream next year, to make sculptures using other materials, at a friend's place.Meanwhile, he doesn't seem to tire of endlessly carving his fragile palace with a knife or a shovel.
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