In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many people come straight to the seashore at the end of the workday. Despite the city’s deep social divisions, the beach is democratic. Rich and poor share the sand all day and into the evening. See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story “Playing Rio.”

Beach, Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many people come straight to the seashore at the end of the workday. Despite the city’s deep social divisions, the beach is democratic. Rich and poor share the sand all day and into the evening. See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story “Playing Rio.”
Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic

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