Dressed in hand-embroidered velvet costumes, mounted on beautiful horses, Brazilians celebrate Carnival with confetti and streamers in a tradition that dates back to the 18th century, turning the war between the Moors and Christians into a religious festival.
Rio de Janeiro
Ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have surged following a slow start, to second-best in the games’ 56-year history, after London, according to the Associated Press. Competitions run through Sunday.
Photos from the men’s shot put final at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Usain Bolt advanced to the final for the 200 meters with the fastest time of the year and is one win away from his eighth Olympic gold medal.
Bolt ran 19.78 seconds, pushed all the way by Canada’s Andre de Grasse in the lane beside him, in the second of two semifinal heats at Rio. He earns an automatic place in Thursday’s final. De Grasse finished in 19.80 seconds to advance. –Associated Press
Photos from the artistic gymnastics women’s team final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Synchronized swimming teams from around the world competed in the Synchronized Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The tournament is also a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics.