The 2013 Pirelli Calendar was presented today in Rio de Janeiro at the "Pier Mauá", warehouses at the old port of the "Cidade Maravilhosa".

The creator of the 40th edition of 'The Cal™’' is Steve McCurry, one of the world's most renowned photographers, who recounts the recent social and economic transformation of Brazil. His work celebrates the beauty and colors that represent the soul of this magical South American country, which takes center stage in the Pirelli Calendar for the third time, following Patrick Demarchelier's 2005 edition and Terry Richardson's in 2010.

In the two weeks it took to shoot the Calendar on the streets and in the favelas of Rio, McCurry made one of his fascinating journeys of discovery, capturing stories, experiences and traits of people and faraway lands. The 2013 Pirelli Calendar tells its tales through faces drawn in graffiti and ordinary people, as well as through this year's models whose common thread is a powerful commitment to foundations, humanitarian projects and non-governmental organizations.

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