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Rio Road Goes Up in Smoke for Olympics Preparation

Image: People gather to observe the Perimetral overpass, after its partial demolition as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanisation project, in Rio de Janeiro
People gather at the Perimetral overpass after its partial demolition as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) urbanisation project, in Rio de Janeiro on April 20, 2014. Reuters

A portion of the Perimetral overpass is demolished as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) urbanization project, in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The project is for the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Image: Explosives are detonated to demolish part of the Perimetral overpass, as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanisation project, in Rio de Janeiro
Explosives are detonated to demolish part of the Perimetral overpass in Rio de Janeiro on April 20, 2014. RICARDO MORAES / Reuters