Longtime resident Sandra Maria de Sousa poses near her home in front of anti-demolition grafitti in the mostly demolished Vila Autodromo favela community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most residents of the favela community have moved out and had their properties demolished after receiving compensation for their homes which are located directly adjacent to the Olympic Park. A small fraction of remaining families are resisting the controversial evictions and remain in the community.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with youths who took part in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, as he visits a local Olympic youth sports school in Cheboksary on Thursday
Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in mid-air as they rehearse for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China
Members of the German team celebrate their 3-2 win over Japan in the Sochi Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena
Great Britain’s Billy Morgan during the Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle first qualifying heat during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Oscar Pistorius, standing near to his sister, Aimee, waits for court proceedings at the Pretoria magistrates court in South Africa to begin on Tuesday. Mr Pistorius, the Paralympic star known as “Blade Runner”, attended his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp