Gallery: Sights of Rio

In this photo taken on Feb. 6, 2012, people watch the sun set and take pictures from Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is a city of contrasts, where vastly different worlds rub shoulders, and the unexpected lies lurking around every corner. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The Christ the Redeemer statue, Rodrigo de Freitas lake, Ipanema beach and Sugar Loaf mountain are just some of the incredible, picturesque parts of Rio. Check out the gallery below to see photos capturing the sights of Rio, Brazil. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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