Record Numbers for New Year 2013: Daily

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The popularity of Rio’s New Year’s Eve celebrations continued to grow this year with an estimated 2.3 million people gathering on the Copacabana beach to ring in the ‘Ano Novo’. The figure increased from last year’s two million and was just one among a number of records broken.

The number or tourists watching the festivities from ships anchored in Copacabana’s bay also increased. Last year’s figure . . .

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