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By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the London Olympics over, it is now Rio’s time in the global limelight, and much of the focus will be on the famous Copacabana, elected as one of four Olympic zones. The already-renowned neighborhood will see new levels of attention as the Olympic athletes and international media arrive for the 2016 Games.

Once comparable to French Riviera, the famed district may have lost some of its sparkle since the 1930s. Yet a massive . . .

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