Rio de Janeiro Feb 2010

Rio de Janeiro is known for its laidback beaches, samba, and its annual carnival.  Unfortunately, it is also known for its violence and crime with the druglords and slums or favelas being very old social problems.  Other than the famous beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and Sugarloaf Mountain are must sees.

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