RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday with family, friends and well-wishers in the House of the Canoas in Rio de Janeiro, one of his many creations.
"I am just a human being like any other, nothing special. I don't know why I have lasted so long," he told reporters as he enjoyed a cigarette and glass of champagne.
"One has to have firm convictions to put up with this struggle that life represents for mankind. Life is not just, and the thing that justifies our time is solidarity," said the lifelong communist, who lived in exile in Paris during Brazil's 1964-85 military dictatorship.
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