<p><br> Rio icons: In the Santa Teresa favela, a child plays with a soccer ball, while Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) stands tall in the background.</p>

Child Plays With a Soccer Ball


Rio icons: In the Santa Teresa favela, a child plays with a soccer ball, while Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) stands tall in the background.

Photograph by Ricardo Beliel/BrazilPhotos

Iconic Rio de Janeiro

See Rio de Janeiro photos in this gallery from National Geographic’s Ultimate City Guide for Rio de Janeiro.

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