Pictures of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
For more information on Rio de Janeiro, click here and here.

View of beach from hotel room window at the Intercontinental Rio.

View from hotel room window towards mountains. The hillside
is filled with favelas (squatter settlements where the very poor live).

View of surrounding mountains from Intercontinental Hotel pool.

Part of the beachside walk/bike path along Copacabana Beach.

The famous Copacabana Beach.

My mom posing at Copacabana Beach.

Christ statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain.

View of city of Rio, Sugarloaf, and Guanabara Bay from top
of Corcovado Mountain.

Closer view of Sugarloaf from top of Corcovado Mountain.

A view from the top of Corcovado Mountain looking down on
the Jockey club where horse racing takes place, the adjacent lagoon
and Ipanema and Leblon beaches just beyond.

A fun way to travel up and down Corcovado Mountain is to take a
cogwheel train, which travels at a very steep angle and offers some
fantastic views of Rio.

One of the views of the Rio environs from the cogwheel train.

Famous Sugarloaf Mountain. You can see the cablecars in the picture
that permit visitors to travel to the top of Sugarloaf.

One of the numerous Samba Shows in Rio.

Another picture from a Samba Show.

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