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El Rei D. Sebastião

Sebastião was a 16 century young portuguese king that disapeared in the myst during a battle against the Moors, in the region nowadays known as Morocco. It disappeared and left the country with no male heir for the crown. This opened one of the black pages of portuguese history with 60 years of spanish occupation until 1640. People says that he wil resurface anytime in a foggy morning and will take care of all the country problems. This legend reflects a messianic attitude very common between the portuguese. Many of us think that we only need one big man to solve all the problems. Many of us forget any collective or individual efforts for development. «One day, some Sebastião will comeback and solve everything...»

 

This guy in the pic came from the fog but it doesn't look he's going to solve any of the Nation major issues... :-) but you never know, maybe he's really Sebastião!

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Taken on January 6, 2007