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Olympic handover: Rio prepares for 2016

16 January 2013 Last updated at 00:00 GMT

Attention has turned to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The next host country gave the world a taste of carnival at London's closing ceremony.

The Games will help mark Brazil's rise as an economic power, and organisers hope it will be a chance to celebrate the country's rich mix of cultures.