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 ???
GV Rio de Janeiro, floating dock and barge with remains
SV, MV Coffin carried by troops in colourful dress
SV Coffin towards vehicle
MV Soldiers saluting
SV Mounted guard past (2 shots)
MV Coffin past on troop carrier
SCU War memorial TILT DOWN TO band playing
SV Soldiers and sailors
SV Coffin arrives
SV Coffin draped with Brazilian flag
GV Aircraft overhead fly past
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Background: 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.