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Despite Problems, Olympic City of Rio Still Something to See

You have seen the postcards. And you have probably read the headlines. Rio de Janeiro is a marvel and a mess all at once. When it hosts the first-ever Olympics in South America, starting on Aug. 5, visitors will see a city whose stunning topography - stark, verdant mountains loom over packed and playful beaches - competes only with the drama of daily life here. Despite drug gangs, violent crime, gaping inequality and heavy pollution, the natural splendor of Rio makes even...

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