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Lay of the land: Foz do Iguašu, Brazil

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Mike Moura, CarapicuÝba

Photograph By Mauricio Cassulino

Carapicuba, a city in the state of So Paulo, is considered the birthplace of Brazilian BMX dirt riding. The first series of jumps was built in the 1990s, and the newest generation of riders continues to work at preserving this special place, going so far as to attempt talks with city staff to make it an official park. Brazilian Mike Moura pops a backflip down the line.