May 10, 2014

Copacabana Beach, Rio

Photograph by Sergio Moraes, Reuters

Soccer goalposts frame walkers along Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach after heavy rains. Popular with sunbathers, swimmers, and tourists, Copacabana—with its hotels, restaurants, and shops—is one of the most famous beaches in the world.

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