Erick Kiptoo Sang of Kenya leads the pack as he runs with his guide Erick Kiptoo Terer in the Men’s 5000m T11 Final during the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro
Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
People walk in front of portraits produced by artist JR for his inside out project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist JR has unveiled numerous art installations across Rio de Janiero celebrating olympic athletes
United States’ Michael Phelps competes in a men’s 200-meter butterfly heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Fiji’s Rebecca Tavo, left, scores a try as USA’s Kelly Griffin, defends during the women’s rugby sevens match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Brazilian dancers perform at a welcoming ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Children are silhouetted against sunset as they run on the sand at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A divers practices at the Olympic diving venue in Rio de Janeiro
An aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue amidst mist as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Brazil
A member of the Australian diving team leaps on a diving board during a 2016 Olympic Games practice session at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Estacio de Sa samba school’s Drum Queen Luana Bandeira performs during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro
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Residents from the nearby Providencia ‘favela’ community swim and cool off in the polluted Guanabara Bay in the historic port district in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Providencia ‘favela’ is considered to be the oldest in Rio. The polluted bay will host sailing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ahead of the games, the port district is undergoing a controversial multibillion dollar urban renewal program although some projects have been delayed in the midst of Brazil’s recession. Many parts of the port district retain descendants of African slaves along with Afro-Brazilian historical locations including the area where samba music is thought to have been born in Rio.
Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the bodies of two men were found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday
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View of the Alemao complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh violence in Rio’s slums has led to growing doubts over the effectiveness of Brazil’s seven-year-old strategy of “pacifying” districts in thrall to gangs and drug traffickers.
Patricia Sebastiao, 22, sits for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market known as a crackland where users can buy crack cocaine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Patricia, who has a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, is pregnant with her third child. She said she is 6 or 7 months pregnant, but was not exactly sure.
Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016
Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro‘s Sambadrome
A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged.
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A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. The cable car company surprised tourists with a visit from Santa to celebrate Christmas