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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of a new stage of the state-subsidized housing program at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 6, 2016.
A special committee in Brazil's Senate was to vote Friday on whether to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff who faces being suspended from office in less than a week. / AFP / EVARISTO SA        (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of a new stage of the state-subsidized housing program at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 6, 2016.
A special committee in Brazil's Senate was to vote Friday on whether to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff who faces being suspended from office in less than a week. / AFP / EVARISTO SA        (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

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