Rio Olympic Torch Travels Around the World

The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch relay began its three-month journey on May 2, 2016, in Brazil. The torch will travel around the world before arriving in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, to light the cauldron.

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Brazilian Rico de Souza surfs with the Olympic torch at Macumba beach at Recreio dos Bandeirantes as the olympic torch continues its journey to the opening ceremony of Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 4, 2016.
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Barbara Kendall receives the Olympic flame from Frank Fredericks during the torch relay on July 30, 2016, in Cachoeiras de Macacu, Brazil.
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Musicians perform while hanging from cables during the Olympic torch relay in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 24, 2016. The three-month torch relay across Brazil will end at the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.
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Brazilian residents pass the Olympic torch at Independence Park upon the flame's arrival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 24, 2016.
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Brazilian skateboarder Rony Gomes holds the Olympic Torch during the relay Olympic Relay at the Ipiranga Museum on July 24, 2016, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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A resident of Sao Paulo carries the Olympic torch through the streets of Sao Paulo upon the flame's arrival in this Brazilian city on July 24, 2016.
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The Olympic Torch Relay at the Ipiranga Museum ahead of Rio 2016 on July 24, 2016, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Brazilian former football players Ademir da Guia, right, Rivellino, center, and Zetti light the Olympic torch at Anhembi Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 24, 2016.
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The Olympic Torch, held by an athlete, is seen by a jaguar --symbol of Amazonia-- during a ceremony in Manaus, northern Brazil, on June 20, 2016. The jaguar, who was named Juma and lived in the local zoo, had to be shot dead by soldiers shortly after the ceremony when he escaped and attacked a veterinarian despite having been hit four times with tranquilizing darts.
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Raimunda Freitas carries the Olympic torch in a canoe, where the Negro and Solimoes Rivers meet, in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, on June 20, 2016.
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Dessana indigenous shaman Raimundo Dessana carries the Olympic Torch at the Tupe Reservation in the outskirts of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, on June 20, 2016.
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View of the the Olympic torch upon arrival in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, in front of the Amazon Theatre, on June 19, 2016.
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A torchbearer carries the Olympic flame on May 31, 2016, in Recife, Brazil.
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Brazil's Indian athlete Kamukaika Lappa of the Yawalapiti ethnic group carries the Olympic torch during the torch relay in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 3, 2016.
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Detailed shot of the Olympic Torch during the Olympic Flame torch relay on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Former Marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro passes the Olympic Torch to Paula Pequeno in Cathedral of Brasilia during the Olympic Flame torch relay on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Ovelejador Felipe Rondina passes the flame to the canoeist Rubens Pompey during the Olympic Flame torch relay on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino holds the Olympic torch after receiving it from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at Planalto Palace in Brasilia following the flame's arrival in Brazil on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Former Marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro with runs with the Olympic Torch in front of the Cathedral of Brasilia during the Olympic Flame torch relay on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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A Mascot in a Olympic Torch costume during Day 2 of the Olympic Flame torch relay on May 4, 2016, in Corumba de Goias, Brazil.
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Former volleyball player Leila Barros is the last to lead the torch in Brasilia during the Olympic Flame torch relay on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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The Olympic athlete Diving Hugo Parisi running with the olympic torch, swimming in the pool water complex Claudio Coutinho. on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Brazil's Jose Batista holds the Olympic torch aloft as he rides his horse, during the torch relay on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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The Icarus Pereira swimmer takes the Olympic torch swimming in the pool water complex Claudio Coutinho on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, lights the Olympic torch with Brazilian Olympic Committee Carlos Nuzman and first torch bearer, volleyball player Fabiana Claudino at the Palacio do Planalto on May 3, 2016, in Brasilia, Brazil.
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