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By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Olympic torch is wrapping the third week of its journey around Brazil, which began on May 3rd and will run up until the Rio 2016 Games opening ceremony on August 5th. During the 95-day relay the torch will be passed among close to 12,000 individuals, and was carried into the state of Bahia on Thursday, May 19th set to reach the capital, Salvador, by May 23rd.

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