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Torch Makes Final Stops in Rio Before Olympic Kickoff
The torch made its way to Rio's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of its last stops before it's used to light the Olympic cauldron.
Dancers perform ahead of the arrival of the Olympic torch relay in Praca Maua in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 4.
The Olympic flame was carried to many stops around Rio at the end of a long relay that began in Greece. The flame will be used to light the Olympic cauldron Friday night at the opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium.
Former Brazilian volleyball player Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado holds up the torch of the Rio 2016 Olympic games in front of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, 2016.
The carnival capital of Rio de Janeiro will host a glittering Olympics opening ceremony party on Friday, after a turbulent seven-year build-up dogged by recession, drug scandals, crime and infrastructure stumbles.