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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Life in a Great City Series

There are cities; then there are great cities! This unique series journeys behind-the-scenes to present a "day in the life" of thirteen of the most dynamic cities in the world. Here viewers become immersed in the heart and soul of each city and discover what it's like to live in a great city, as well as what it is Click for more

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a city of contrasts: sea and mountains, wealth and poverty, city and nature; and yet day and night here are never far apart. Rio is a natural wonder, home to the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as Tijuca Forest, Lagoa Park, the Botanical Gardens, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Rio is a megalopolis, home to more than 6 million people, and its resources are many, which include coffee, soccer, capoeira, the samba and, of course, carnival. Rio is sunny, colorful and wild; there is always something happening, 24 hours a day; one often comes across soccer teams playing on the beach at 2 a.m. or street musicians plying their trade at 5 a.m.! Built during the 16th century, Rio has survived many upheavals, including slavery; and yet despite harsh circumstances, in which one third of the population lives in slums or "favelas," Rio remains a warm and welcoming city. 05/08DE JSCA 52 min.
Note: An edited version, Rio de Janeiro - Level 1, is available.
Also See: South America 1: Brazil - Rio de Janeiro; Adventure 5: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico

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