The 2016 Rio Olympic games are underway and the spotlight is on Brazil, which is the largest country in South America and one of the most interesting places in the world. The country has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches. Other attractions include dramatic waterfalls, lush rainforests, tropical islands and historical buildings. The country is known for its fun-loving people, the upbeat music, Carnival festival with flamboyant costumes, beaches, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and Samba dance. And once you visit Brazil you will be part of this incredibly diverse country.Also Read - Assam’s Judima Wine Becomes First Traditional Beverage From Northeast To Get GI Tag

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This year, Rio got ready for the greatest sporting event despite the Zika virus alert and the protests. The country is all decked up for the 2016 Olympics. The streets of Brazil are more vibrant and the people, excited. Take a look at these photos and you will understand what we are talking about. Also Read - Virat Kohli Consoles Dejected Ishan Kishan After Mumbai Indians Lose, Video Goes Viral | WATCH

1. In Brazil, football is a religion


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2. And the folks at Rio are pretty darned excited about Olympics


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3. Did we mention they are fun-loving people?


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4. And football is part of their life


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5. They LOVE graffiti!


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6. And they love color! Lots of it!


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7. The Copacabana beach is one of the best in the world (even the Pope visited it)


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8. And they kinda take the ‘whole world’s a stage’ thing tad seriously.


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9. Brazilians have strong political views


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10. And they LOVE to dance!


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11. We cannot think a more colorful street than this one


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12. And remember that thing we told you about graffiti? Exhibit B below:


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13. That is how they welcomed the Olympic torch


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14. And they literally don’t need a reason to hit the streets to dance!


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15. We wind up with this photo of a group of Samba dancers… because, come on, what is Brazil without some Samba?


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