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RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - Day 1

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Morning mists will clear later today. We had an early arrival in this spectacular port city. Sugar Loaf Mountain is on the right and in the distance is Corcovado Mountain, with the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top.

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Of course, undaunted and possibly unimpressed by the beauty of their home, life goes on for the over 6 million inhabitants.

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We visited Rio in 2010 on the Serenity, so there are a few more of our pictures of this incredible city posted there.

LINK: http://worldcruise2010.travellerspoint.com/

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Copacabana - one of the most famous beaches in the world

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Possibly the largest art deco statue in the world, the Christ the Redeemer statue is 130 feet tall, atop 2,300 foot Corcovado Mountain.

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This is a quote: Most of Rio lies on a geological structure called Brazilian Crystal Basement.The structure had many tectonic alterations, which resulted in the several elevations, hills, mountains and valleys which characterize the coastal line of Rio.

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Frigate birds in formation

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The patterned sidewalks made of black and white stones are just like the ones in Lisbon and are protected by law (or so I've read).

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The New Cathedral - located not too far from the ship's dock

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Big doings and major alterations are afoot for this already vibrant city, since they will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games and next year's World Soccer Cup.

Posted by Swenigale 12:11 Archived in Brazil

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