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The municipal council of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Cámara de Concejales de Río de Janeiro), has announced plans to declare 4, one-off, non-working public holidays in July 2013, to alleviate traffic congestion during the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ).
As per the aforementioned announcement by mayor Eduardo Paes, July 25 and 26 would be official full non-working public holidays in Río de Janeiro, while July 23 and 29, 2013, would be declared partial municipal public holidays, as was the case last year (2012-05-18) when Wednesday to Friday, June 20-22, 2012, were declared as municipal non-working public holidays on account of the Rio+20 Summit.
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