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Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
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Photos by Leo Corrêa This village used to be home for about 600 people. Then on Nov. 5, a dam at a nearby iron ore mine burst, unleashing a tsunami of mud that swept away nearly everything in its path, flattening houses, uprooting trees and tossing cars.
Photos by Leo Correa For almost a week, including the Day of the Dead, the Brazilian city of Juazeiro do Norte is filled with thousands of pilgrims who come to honor “Padre Cicero,” a figure venerated here as a saint but not recognized as one by the Roman Catholic Church.
Photos by Felipe Dana and Leo Correa Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world and has reoccurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the past 30 years.
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous samba school parades held their grand finale as the five-day-long Carnival celebration ends on ash Wednesday.
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