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Celebration erupted in Rio de Janeiro in 2009 when the city was chosen as the first place in South America to host the Olympics. Brazilians regard the 2016 Games as their grand entrance onto the world stage, and officials already are getting jitters as the city undertakes a massive infrastructure overhaul. (Associated Press)

Celebration erupted in Rio de Janeiro in 2009 when the city was chosen as the first place in South America to host the Olympics. Brazilians regard the 2016 Games as their grand entrance onto the world stage, and officials already are getting jitters as the city undertakes a massive infrastructure overhaul. (Associated Press)

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