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Brazil: Armoured police safeguard Rio Mayor on Olympic torch relay01:34

Brazil: Armoured police safeguard Rio Mayor on Olympic torch relay

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 3, 2016 at 16:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Heavy security was on site to guard Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes as he carried the Olympic torch into a historic naval base in the downtown district of Aterro do Flamengo, Wednesday.

Paes, who received the flame from former sailor and Olympic medalist Lars Grael, was accompanied by a heavy police presence, after attempts by protesters last week interrupted the Olympic Torch relay.

A samba dancing trash collector named Sorriso, famed in Rio for dancing while cleaning up at Rio Carnival, also took the torch on its three-day tour of the city. As the games are opened, the torch will be taken to Maracana stadium where it will be used to formally light the Olympic flame.

Brazil: Armoured police safeguard Rio Mayor on Olympic torch relay01:34
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Heavy security was on site to guard Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes as he carried the Olympic torch into a historic naval base in the downtown district of Aterro do Flamengo, Wednesday.

Paes, who received the flame from former sailor and Olympic medalist Lars Grael, was accompanied by a heavy police presence, after attempts by protesters last week interrupted the Olympic Torch relay.

A samba dancing trash collector named Sorriso, famed in Rio for dancing while cleaning up at Rio Carnival, also took the torch on its three-day tour of the city. As the games are opened, the torch will be taken to Maracana stadium where it will be used to formally light the Olympic flame.

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