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Jul 21, 2016

Sun, sea and sport: Rio’s beach life

Sun, sea and sport: Rio’s beach life

The Rio Olympics start in about 2 weeks and life might seem a beach down there, but the athletes come to Rio to win medals, not sunbath on the golden beaches.

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Boys play with a ball at nightfall on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 15, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Men sit on surfboards in front of the lights of Vidigal favela with the Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers) peaks in the distance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 5, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A couple embraces on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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People play "fute-volley", a combination of soccer and volleyball, at nightfall on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man takes pictures of sunset on the rocks of Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Men work out using cement weights at the end of the day, on Diabo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 1, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man practices on a slackline, on Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 9, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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People visit Diabo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 5, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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People play frescobol on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 15, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man fishes on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, June 1, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A woman controls a ball on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A boy jumps on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Men perform for visitors on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man sleeps on a goalpost in the morning on Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 5, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A tourist receives a massage on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 4, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A woman prays next to people playing volleyball on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 4, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Tourists rest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 5, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man takes a picture of a model on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 11, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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People prepare for a swimming course on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man listens music as he poses on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A chair to be rented to visitors stands on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 5, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man drinks coconut water on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A couple does exercises in the morning on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A woman uses a megaphone as she sells sandwiches to visitors on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A tourist (2nd R) takes a picture of a woman, as boys who are residents of Cantagalo favela stand nearby, on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Tourists sunbathe on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A solar panel is set up to power WiFi access on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A beach vendor poses with a swimsuit on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man does exercises with a bag filled with sand on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A woman walks on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man (L) looks at a woman running in the early morning on Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Women play beach volley on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man walks on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A toy tied to a small parachute is seen next to a sunbathing woman on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man sunbathes on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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People walk into the sea at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Chairs to be rented to visitors stand on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 12, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Boys, who are residents of Cantagalo favela, play with surfboards on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A dog and its owner are seen on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 3, 2016. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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