Olympic flag arrives in Rio
The Olympic flag landed in Rio de Janeiro in the hands of the city’s mayor Eduardo Paes, marking the official start of the Brazilian city’s preparations for the 2016 Games.
The flag, with its five interlocking rings representing the coming together of the world’s inhabited continents, is also a reminder that pressure is mounting on the next Olympic host.
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