Eye on Brazil - 50 days until the World Cup
  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be here before you know it. The road to the big event has been a rocky one for Brazil. There are concerns about stadiums being finished on time, vandalism, and rioting.

    Leading up to the World Cup we will be showcasing imagery from Brazil to help you stay tapped in to what is going on.

  • People gather to observe the Perimetral overpass, after its partial demolition as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanisation project, in Rio de Janeiro

    People gather to observe the Perimetral overpass, after its partial demolition as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) urbanisation project, in Rio de Janeiro April 20, 2014. The project is for the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SPORT SOCIETY OLYMPICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

  • Brazil's Various Forms Of Soccer

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 21: Brazilians play altinha, a spin-off of soccer played on the beach, as others gather on Ipanema Beach in a low-lying mist on April 21, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Altinha is Portuguese for "a little higher" and involves players attempting to keep the ball in the air without using their hands. Brazilians play many spin-offs of soccer including altinha, footvolley and futsal. Brazil is gearing up to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • A view is seen inside a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador

    A view is seen inside a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador, Bahia state, April 17, 2014. A police strike has unleashed violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is set to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, adding to fears about the country's ability to ensure safety during the event. At least 22 people were killed in and around the northeastern city of Salvador after state police went on strike early on Wednesday to demand better pay and other benefits, the Bahia state government said on Thursday, prompting the federal government to dispatch troops to restore order. REUTERS/Valter Pontes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

  • A man carries goods out of a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador

    A man carries goods out of a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador, Bahia state, April 17, 2014. A police strike has unleashed violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is set to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, adding to fears about the country's ability to ensure safety during the event. At least 22 people were killed in and around the northeastern city of Salvador after state police went on strike early on Wednesday to demand better pay and other benefits, the Bahia state government said on Thursday, prompting the federal government to dispatch troops to restore order. REUTERS/Valter Pontes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

  • An Arara parrot sits in an aviary at the city zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Temperatures in Rio de Janeiro reached 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    An Arara parrot sits in an aviary at the city zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Temperatures in Rio de Janeiro reached 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Fog sourrounds the mountains in Goncalves, in the state of Minas Gerais

    Fog sourrounds the mountains in Goncalves, in the state of Minas Gerais in southwestern Brazil, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

  • Brazilians Take Part In Semana Santa Events Ahead Of Easter

    PARATY, BRAZIL - APRIL 18: Worshipers stand while carrying bamboo torches during the traditional 'Procissao do Fogareu' (Procession of the Torches) through the historic center of town during Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 18, 2014 in Paraty, Brazil. Holy Week marks the last week of Lent and the beginning of Easter celebrations for Catholics. Brazil holds more Catholics than any other country. Paraty was built as a Portuguese colonial town shortly after Portugal colonized Brazil in 1500. Paraty flourished during the 18th Century as the main port to ship Brazilian gold to Portugal. The town center is well preserved and the cobblestone streets remain closed to automobiles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Church volunteers and homeless people participate in a Way of the Cross procession, as a homeless man lies on the ground in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Church volunteers and homeless people participate in a Way of the Cross procession, as a homeless man lies on the ground in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • Stands for music sheets are seen inside the Ibirapuera Auditorium, designed by late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, at Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo

    Stands for music sheets are seen inside the Ibirapuera Auditorium, designed by late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, at Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo April 19, 2014. Sao Paulo is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup soccer matches in Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TRAVEL SOCIETY)

  • Soldiers patrol the city center during a police strike in Salvador

    Soldiers patrol the city center during a police strike in Salvador, Bahia state, April 17, 2014. A police strike has unleashed violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is set to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, adding to fears about the country's ability to ensure safety during the event. At least 22 people were killed in and around the northeastern city of Salvador after state police went on strike early on Wednesday to demand better pay and other benefits, the Bahia state government said on Thursday, prompting the federal government to dispatch troops to restore order. REUTERS/Valter Pontes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

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