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Where Rio goes from here

A boy watches the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics from the Mangueira favela on Aug. 21

MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER thousands of athletes from every corner of the world poured into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium to open the first Olympics

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