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. Last week a crane collapsed on one of the stadiums that was near completion.
Leading up to the World Cup we will be showcasing imagery from Brazil to help you stay tapped in to what is going on. The stunning Iguacu Falls between Brazil and Argentina. There are 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers of the Iguazu River. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images) A night view of the Sao Raimundo do Jaraua community along the edge of a tributary of the Solimoes river, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, where adults fish for arapaima or pirarucu, the largest freshwater fish species in South America and one of the largest in the world, in the Mamiraua nature reserve near Fonte Boa about 600 km (373 miles) west of Manaus, November 27, 2013. Catching the arapaima, a fish that is sought after for its meat and is considered by biologists to be a living fossil, is only allowed once a year by Brazil's environmental protection agency. The minimum size allowed for a fisherman to keep an arapaima is 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). Picture taken November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 01 OF 22 FOR PACKAGE 'FISHING FOR BRAZIL'S FOSSILS'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'ARAPAIMA KELLY' Pope Francis blesses a child after departing the Metropolitan Cathedral in the Popemobile after arriving in Rio on July 22, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images/Buda Mendes) Construction workers take a nap on their lunch break inside the Arena Das Dunas stadium as work continues in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer championship in Natal December 13, 2013. The opening match in the 2014 World Cup will be held June 12. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) Soldiers of the presidential guard walk after a mass in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Cathedral church in Brasilia December 10, 2013. Mandela, South Africa's first black president who steered his nation out of apartheid and into multi-racial democracy, died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95 after months of illness. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY OBITUARY) France's President Francois Hollande (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcome ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS) Swimmers participate during the "King and Queen of the Sea" competition in front of the Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 14, 2013. The two-day-long contest took place where the marathon swimming event will be held during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Water pollution has become a hot-button issue here with 70 percent of sewage in this city of 6 million flowing untreated into waterways and just 2 ½ years to go before the start of the games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) CUIABA, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 12: Construction continues on the Arena Pantanal Stadium venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 12, 2013 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images,) A girl stands next to posters of former South African President Nelson Mandela displayed on the Copacabana beach by non-governmental organization (NGO) "Rio de Paz" (Rio of Peace) to honour Mandela before his burial, in Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2013. Mandela will be buried on Sunday in Qunu, his ancestral home in the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape province, 900 km (559 miles) south of Johannesburg. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CUIABA, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 12: Construction continues on the Arena Pantanal Stadium venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 12, 2013 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images,) Bus driver Edilson, 45, also known as "Fumassa", gives sweets to a girl as he wears a Santa Claus outfit inside an urban bus decorated with Christmas motives in Santo Andre, outskirts of Sao Paulo, December 10, 2013. Fumassa dresses as Santa Claus every year while driving his bus. Picture taken December 10. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT) A workman rolls out dirt for the pitch inside the Arena da Baixada stadium as work continues in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer championship in Curitiba December 11, 2013. The 2014 World Cup finals will be held in Brazil from June 12 through July 13. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) An aerial view of the construction of the site where Germany's national soccer team will be based during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Santo Andre, 700 km (435 miles) south of Bahia's capital Salvador December 16, 2013. Germany have kept things in the family and will set up their Brazil 2014 World Cup base at a German-built resort under construction in Santo Andre, the country's football association said. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) A woman and her daughter, wearing the Brazilian national flag (R) and the flag of Brazil's Roofless Workers Movement (MTST) on their backs respectively, sit on the street during a protest to demand for affordable low-income housing from the government in Sao Paulo December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY REAL ESTATE)