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World Cup. View of the construction of the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, more popularly known as the Maracana, football stadium in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Built in 1950, it was renovated in 2000 and 2006. It underwent further renovations in 2012-13 in preparation for hosting the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup final and matches of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photographed in April 2012.
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