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Rio's Polluted Beaches - 14 Mar 2014
Images from Rio de Janeiro where beaches strewn with garbage have continued to face criticism locally and abroad. Bodies of water planned for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games have been deemed too polluted to host events as untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events.


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March 13, 2014
A toy is seen at Pombeba island in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A toy is seen at Pombeba island in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A toy is seen at Pombeba island in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A man walks, with the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the background, near garbage on Botafogo beach in the Guanabara...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A man walks, with the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the background, near garbage on Botafogo beach in the Guanabara...
A man walks, with the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the background, near garbage on Botafogo beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
Garbage is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Garbage is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
Garbage is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A pipe is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014....
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A pipe is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A pipe is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A toilet seat is seen on Galeao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A toilet seat is seen on Galeao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A toilet seat is seen on Galeao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
Brazilian biologist Mario Moscatelli takes pictures next to garbage at Pombeba island in the Guanabara...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian biologist Mario Moscatelli takes pictures next to garbage at Pombeba island in the Guanabara...
Brazilian biologist Mario Moscatelli takes pictures next to garbage at Pombeba island in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A garbage collecting boat in seen in front of the Sugar Loaf mountain at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A garbage collecting boat in seen in front of the Sugar Loaf mountain at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de...
A garbage collecting boat in seen in front of the Sugar Loaf mountain at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. The banner reads "Project Bay without garbage". Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A toy doll is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A toy doll is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A toy doll is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A toy doll is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A toy doll is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A toy doll is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A sofa is seen in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A sofa is seen in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A sofa is seen in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A plastic bottle and a tyre are seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A plastic bottle and a tyre are seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio...
A plastic bottle and a tyre are seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A television part is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A television part is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A television part is seen on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A sofa is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014....
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A sofa is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A sofa is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A fisherman cleans his boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A fisherman cleans his boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A fisherman cleans his boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A fisherman cleans his boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A fisherman cleans his boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A fisherman cleans his boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A duct of sewage is seen on Galeao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A duct of sewage is seen on Galeao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A duct of sewage is seen on Galeao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A bird flies next to garbage in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A bird flies next to garbage in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A bird flies next to garbage in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS ANIMALS)
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March 13, 2014
A tyre is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014....
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A tyre is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A tyre is seen near a fishing boat on Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A fisherman works in Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A fisherman works in Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A fisherman works in Fundao beach in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
Old ships are seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Old ships are seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
Old ships are seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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March 13, 2014
A helmet is seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A helmet is seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
A helmet is seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro March 12, 2014. According to the local media, the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to face criticism locally and abroad that the bodies of water it plans to use for competition in the 2016 Olympic Games are too polluted to host events. Untreated sewage and trash frequently find their way into the Atlantic waters of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay - both future sites to events such as marathon swimming, sailing and triathlon events. Picture taken on March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS)
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