Eye on Brazil - 191 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.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 30: Fireworks explode during the lighting ceremony for Rio de Janeiro's famed floating Christmas tree in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on November 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The constructed tree is the largest floating Christmas tree in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree is 85 meters tall and is displayed by three million microlights. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Rio De Janeiro Lights Annual Floating Christmas Tree
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 30: Fireworks explode during the lighting ceremony for Rio de Janeiro's famed floating Christmas tree in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on November 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The constructed tree is the largest floating Christmas tree in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree is 85 meters tall and is displayed by three million microlights. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 30: Stand-up paddle boarders row past before the lighting ceremony for Rio de Janeiro's famed floating Christmas tree in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on November 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lagoon will be used as a venue for rowing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The constructed tree is the largest floating Christmas tree in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree is 85 meters tall and is displayed by three million microlights. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Rio De Janeiro Lights Annual Floating Christmas Tree
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 30: Stand-up paddle boarders row past before the lighting ceremony for Rio de Janeiro's famed floating Christmas tree in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on November 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lagoon will be used as a venue for rowing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The constructed tree is the largest floating Christmas tree in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree is 85 meters tall and is displayed by three million microlights. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 28: Renato Leite of Fluminense competes in diving as part of Diving Brazilian Cup 2013 at CEFAN on November 28, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Diving Brazilian Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 28: Renato Leite of Fluminense competes in diving as part of Diving Brazilian Cup 2013 at CEFAN on November 28, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
MAUES, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 26: Riverboats and other vessels are moored at the shoreline in the Brazilian Amazon on November 26, 2013 in Maues, Brazil. Riverboats ferry people and cargo throughout the Amazon and often serve as the primary form of mass transportation. Manaus' Arena Amazonia will be a stadium venue during the forthcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil. Manaus is the largest city in the Amazon holding around 2 million and is the main hub for transport in the Upper Amazon basin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Riverboats Ferry Passengers And Cargo Through Brazilian Amazon
MAUES, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 26: Riverboats and other vessels are moored at the shoreline in the Brazilian Amazon on November 26, 2013 in Maues, Brazil. Riverboats ferry people and cargo throughout the Amazon and often serve as the primary form of mass transportation. Manaus' Arena Amazonia will be a stadium venue during the forthcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil. Manaus is the largest city in the Amazon holding around 2 million and is the main hub for transport in the Upper Amazon basin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
People swim and play in a swimming pool in Sao Paulo November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)
People swim and play in a swimming pool in Sao Paulo
People swim and play in a swimming pool in Sao Paulo November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 27: A crane collapsed during construction at Itaquerao Stadium on November 27, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to reports, at least two workers were killed in the accident. The stadium is scheduled to host the opening ceremony of the World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Bufolin/Getty Images)
Crane Collapses At Itaquera World Cup Stadium In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 27: A crane collapsed during construction at Itaquerao Stadium on November 27, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to reports, at least two workers were killed in the accident. The stadium is scheduled to host the opening ceremony of the World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Bufolin/Getty Images)
Cuban doctor Dania Rosa Alvero Pez examines a young patient at the Health Center in the city of Jiquitaia in the state of Bahia, north-eastern Brazil, November 18, 2013. They were heckled and called slaves of a communist state when they first landed, but in the poorest corners of Brazil the arrival of 5,400 Cuban doctors is being welcomed as a godsend. The program to fill gaps in the national health system with foreign doctors, mainly from Cuba, could become a big vote-winner for President Dilma Rousseff as she eyes a second term in next year's election despite fierce opposition from Brazil's medical class. Picture taken November 18, 2013. To match story BRAZIL-DOCTORS/CUBA REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
Cuban doctor Dania Rosa Alvero Pez examines a young patient at the Health Center in the city of Jiquitaia in the state of Bahia
Cuban doctor Dania Rosa Alvero Pez examines a young patient at the Health Center in the city of Jiquitaia in the state of Bahia, north-eastern Brazil, November 18, 2013. They were heckled and called slaves of a communist state when they first landed, but in the poorest corners of Brazil the arrival of 5,400 Cuban doctors is being welcomed as a godsend. The program to fill gaps in the national health system with foreign doctors, mainly from Cuba, could become a big vote-winner for President Dilma Rousseff as she eyes a second term in next year's election despite fierce opposition from Brazil's medical class. Picture taken November 18, 2013. To match story BRAZIL-DOCTORS/CUBA REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 30: A general exterior view of the Arena de Sao Paulo under construction on November 30, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Arena de Sao Paulo will be a stadium venue during the forthcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
FIFA World Cup - Sao Paulo Stadium/City Views
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 30: A general exterior view of the Arena de Sao Paulo under construction on November 30, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Arena de Sao Paulo will be a stadium venue during the forthcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
A firefighter walks at the scene of a fire at the Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo November 29, 2013. A large fire sent smoke billowing out of Sao Paulo's Latin America Memorial, designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, as emergency crews moved into the area to control the flames and rescue people at the scene. It was not clear how the fire started, but local reports indicated it was in the auditorium in the cultural centre where employees were gathered at the time. There were no reports of fatalities by early afternoon, but local TV carried images of people being treated by EMS crews just outside the massive complex as dark smoke continued to rise from the building. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER)
A firefighter walks at the scene of a fire at the Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo
A firefighter walks at the scene of a fire at the Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo November 29, 2013. A large fire sent smoke billowing out of Sao Paulo's Latin America Memorial, designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, as emergency crews moved into the area to control the flames and rescue people at the scene. It was not clear how the fire started, but local reports indicated it was in the auditorium in the cultural centre where employees were gathered at the time. There were no reports of fatalities by early afternoon, but local TV carried images of people being treated by EMS crews just outside the massive complex as dark smoke continued to rise from the building. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER)
Police cars are pictured in a field in downtown Sao Paulo November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
Police cars are pictured in a field in downtown Sao Paulo
Police cars are pictured in a field in downtown Sao Paulo November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 27:Leo Moura of Flamengo celebrates the title against Atletico Paranaense during the final of Brazilian Cup 2013 between Flamengo and Atletico Paranaense at Maracana Stadium on November 27, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Flamengo v Atletico Paranaense - Brazilian Cup 2013 Final
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 27:Leo Moura of Flamengo celebrates the title against Atletico Paranaense during the final of Brazilian Cup 2013 between Flamengo and Atletico Paranaense at Maracana Stadium on November 27, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Passengers sit in their hammocks while departing on a transport riverboat in the Brazilian Amazon from Manaus to Maues on November 24, 2013 in Manaus, Brazil. The approximately 20-hour journey in the riverboat costs about $25 USD and includes three meals while most passengers sleep in their own hammocks, usual for Amazon riverboat travel. Riverboats ferry people and cargo throughout the Amazon and often serve as the primary form of mass transportation. Manaus' Arena Amazonia will be a stadium venue during the forthcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil. Manaus is the largest city in the Amazon holding around 2 million and is the main hub for transport in the Upper Amazon basin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Riverboats Ferry Passengers And Cargo Through Brazilian Amazon
MANAUS, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Passengers sit in their hammocks while departing on a transport riverboat in the Brazilian Amazon from Manaus to Maues on November 24, 2013 in Manaus, Brazil. The approximately 20-hour journey in the riverboat costs about $25 USD and includes three meals while most passengers sleep in their own hammocks, usual for Amazon riverboat travel. Riverboats ferry people and cargo throughout the Amazon and often serve as the primary form of mass transportation. Manaus' Arena Amazonia will be a stadium venue during the forthcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil. Manaus is the largest city in the Amazon holding around 2 million and is the main hub for transport in the Upper Amazon basin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Local authorities celebrate at the moment of Perimetral overpass' demolition explosion, as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanization project, in Rio de Janeiro November 24, 2013. The project, which is supported by the state and federal government of Rio de Janeiro, is for the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)
Local authorities celebrate at the moment of Perimetral overpass' demolition explosion in Rio de Janeiro
Local authorities celebrate at the moment of Perimetral overpass' demolition explosion, as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanization project, in Rio de Janeiro November 24, 2013. The project, which is supported by the state and federal government of Rio de Janeiro, is for the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)
Explosives are detonated to to demolish the Perimetral overpass, as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanization project, in Rio de Janeiro November 24, 2013. The project, which is supported by the state and federal government of Rio de Janeiro, is for the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)
Explosives are detonated to to demolish the Perimetral overpass in Rio de Janeiro
Explosives are detonated to to demolish the Perimetral overpass, as part of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanization project, in Rio de Janeiro November 24, 2013. The project, which is supported by the state and federal government of Rio de Janeiro, is for the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)

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