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The mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes holds the Olympic flag next to the mayor of London Boris Johnson (L) and president of the IOC Jacques Rogge at the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London on August 12, 2012. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 13, 2012, on page 15.

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