Eye on Brazil - 7 days until the World Cup

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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.

A boy controls a ball next to graffiti depicting soccer players Brazil's Hulk (top), Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi (bottom R), referencing the 2014 World Cup on Taturana street at Vicente de Carvalho neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2014. Rio de Janeiro is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The graffiti reads, "Strength, Brazil". (Sergio Moraes/Reuters)
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A boy controls a ball next to graffiti depicting soccer players Brazil's Hulk (top), Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi (bottom R), referencing the 2014 World Cup on Taturana street at Vicente de Carvalho neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2014. Rio de Janeiro is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The graffiti reads, "Strength, Brazil". (Sergio Moraes/Reuters)
A man hangs a ball as a decoration ahead of the World Cup at a slum in Rio de Janeiro June 4, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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A man hangs a ball as a decoration ahead of the World Cup at a slum in Rio de Janeiro June 4, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 08: A girl plays soccer in front of graffiti created by acclaimed local graffiti artist Acme in the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community, on May 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protests and shootings broke out following the discovery of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira's body in the 'favela' last month. Ahead of the World Cup, some of Rio's pacified favelas have seen an increase in violence, including a number of shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho. Around 10,000 people live in the Cantagalo and Pavao-Pavaozinho communities with a total of around 1.6 million Rio residents residing in shantytowns, many of which are controlled by drug traffickers. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 08: A girl plays soccer in front of graffiti created by acclaimed local graffiti artist Acme in the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community, on May 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protests and shootings broke out following the discovery of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira's body in the 'favela' last month. Ahead of the World Cup, some of Rio's pacified favelas have seen an increase in violence, including a number of shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho. Around 10,000 people live in the Cantagalo and Pavao-Pavaozinho communities with a total of around 1.6 million Rio residents residing in shantytowns, many of which are controlled by drug traffickers. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
VITORIA, BRAZIL - MAY 31: Mounted Police stand guard outside the stadium during a FIFA Open Day Australian Socceroos training session at Arena Unimed Sicoob on May 31, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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VITORIA, BRAZIL - MAY 31: Mounted Police stand guard outside the stadium during a FIFA Open Day Australian Socceroos training session at Arena Unimed Sicoob on May 31, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
An aerial view of a neighbourhood decorated for the 2014 World Cup in Manaus, June 3, 2014. The stadium will host four matches of the tournament. (Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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An aerial view of a neighbourhood decorated for the 2014 World Cup in Manaus, June 3, 2014. The stadium will host four matches of the tournament. (Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
VITORIA, BRAZIL - MAY 31: Local children enjoy the atmosphere during a FIFA Open Day Australian Socceroos training session at Arena Unimed Sicoob on May 31, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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VITORIA, BRAZIL - MAY 31: Local children enjoy the atmosphere during a FIFA Open Day Australian Socceroos training session at Arena Unimed Sicoob on May 31, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Labourers arrive to work at the site of a FIFA Fan Fest at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro June 2, 2014. With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and even phone networks ready for hundreds of thousands of soccer fans. Airports in nearly all of the 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing check-in counters and kicking up dust with long-delayed expansions. Picture taken June 2, 2014. To match BRAZIL-WORLDCUP/RUSH REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
Labourers arrive to work at the site of a FIFA Fan Fest at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro
Labourers arrive to work at the site of a FIFA Fan Fest at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro June 2, 2014. With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and even phone networks ready for hundreds of thousands of soccer fans. Airports in nearly all of the 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing check-in counters and kicking up dust with long-delayed expansions. Picture taken June 2, 2014. To match BRAZIL-WORLDCUP/RUSH REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
A woman sits on a bench next to a graffiti referencing to the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro June 4, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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A woman sits on a bench next to a graffiti referencing to the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro June 4, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
Labourers work along a main avenue close to the Cuiaba airport in Cuiaba June 2, 2014. With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and even phone networks ready for hundreds of thousands of soccer fans. Airports in nearly all of the 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing check-in counters and kicking up dust with long-delayed expansions. Picture taken June 2, 2014. (Jose Medeiros/Reuters)
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Labourers work along a main avenue close to the Cuiaba airport in Cuiaba June 2, 2014. With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and even phone networks ready for hundreds of thousands of soccer fans. Airports in nearly all of the 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing check-in counters and kicking up dust with long-delayed expansions. Picture taken June 2, 2014. (Jose Medeiros/Reuters)
VITORIA, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Police stand outside the Australian Socceroos training facility at Arena Unimed Sicoob on May 30, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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VITORIA, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Police stand outside the Australian Socceroos training facility at Arena Unimed Sicoob on May 30, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A child looks out from the window of his home painted with graffiti by members of OPNI, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, in the Vila Flavia slum of Sao Paulo May 28, 2014. The OPNI , a Portuguese acronym which means "Unidentified Graffiti Artists", was formed in 1997 as a means of transforming the streets in the slums into an open-air gallery where the group could express their gripes while also denouncing what they perceive as social injustice. Graffiti artists in Sao Paulo are using their art to take jabs at the establishment they believe have engaged in gross overspending in preparation for this year's World Cup in Brazil. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)
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A child looks out from the window of his home painted with graffiti by members of OPNI, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, in the Vila Flavia slum of Sao Paulo May 28, 2014. The OPNI , a Portuguese acronym which means "Unidentified Graffiti Artists", was formed in 1997 as a means of transforming the streets in the slums into an open-air gallery where the group could express their gripes while also denouncing what they perceive as social injustice. Graffiti artists in Sao Paulo are using their art to take jabs at the establishment they believe have engaged in gross overspending in preparation for this year's World Cup in Brazil. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 24: Members of Anarchist Black Bloc hold a peaceful protest against the World Cup Football on May 24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Demonstrators protested against President Dilma Rousseff and corruption in the country. Demonstrators chanted ''will not get Cup!'' during the protests and later burned the Brazilian flag along with the official sticker album of the World Cup. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 24: Members of Anarchist Black Bloc hold a peaceful protest against the World Cup Football on May 24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Demonstrators protested against President Dilma Rousseff and corruption in the country. Demonstrators chanted ''will not get Cup!'' during the protests and later burned the Brazilian flag along with the official sticker album of the World Cup. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Empty sections of temporary bleachers (L) are pictured during a Brazilian soccer match at Arena de Sao Paulo stadium in Sao Paulo June 1, 2014. With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and even phone networks ready for hundreds of thousands of soccer fans. Airports in nearly all of the 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing check-in counters and kicking up dust with long-delayed expansions. Picture taken June 1, 2014. To match BRAZIL-WORLDCUP/RUSH REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Empty sections of temporary bleachers are pictured during a Brazilian soccer match at Arena de Sao Paulo stadium in Sao Paulo
Empty sections of temporary bleachers (L) are pictured during a Brazilian soccer match at Arena de Sao Paulo stadium in Sao Paulo June 1, 2014. With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and even phone networks ready for hundreds of thousands of soccer fans. Airports in nearly all of the 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing check-in counters and kicking up dust with long-delayed expansions. Picture taken June 1, 2014. To match BRAZIL-WORLDCUP/RUSH REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Demonstrators gather to protest against the corruption and the price hikes in Cinelandia on May 30, 2014 at the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors took to the streets demanding better public services and protesting the expense of hosting the World Cup. (Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Demonstrators gather to protest against the corruption and the price hikes in Cinelandia on May 30, 2014 at the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors took to the streets demanding better public services and protesting the expense of hosting the World Cup. (Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Demonstrators gather to protest against the corruption and the price hikes in Cinelandia on May 30, 2014 at the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors took to the streets demanding better public services and protesting the expense of hosting the World Cup. (Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Demonstrators gather to protest against the corruption and the price hikes in Cinelandia on May 30, 2014 at the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors took to the streets demanding better public services and protesting the expense of hosting the World Cup. (Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Demonstrators gather to protest against the corruption and the price hikes in Cinelandia on May 30, 2014 at the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors took to the streets demanding better public services and protesting the expense of hosting the World Cup. (Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 30: Demonstrators gather to protest against the corruption and the price hikes in Cinelandia on May 30, 2014 at the centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors took to the streets demanding better public services and protesting the expense of hosting the World Cup. (Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)
Brazilian fans, one wearing a hat of the World Cup mascot Fuleco, watch a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama at a kiosk along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Brazilian fans, one wearing a hat of the World Cup mascot Fuleco, watch a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama at a kiosk along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12
Brazilian fans, one wearing a hat of the World Cup mascot Fuleco, watch a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama at a kiosk along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 24: Members of Anarchist Black Bloc hold a peaceful protest against the World Cup Football on May 24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Demonstrators protested against President Dilma Rousseff and corruption in the country. Demonstrators chanted ''will not get Cup!'' during the protests and later burned the Brazilian flag along with the official sticker album of the World Cup. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 24: Members of Anarchist Black Bloc hold a peaceful protest against the World Cup Football on May 24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Demonstrators protested against President Dilma Rousseff and corruption in the country. Demonstrators chanted ''will not get Cup!'' during the protests and later burned the Brazilian flag along with the official sticker album of the World Cup. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Bracelets decorated with the Brazilian national colors are on display for sale at a kiosk as residents and tourists watch a screen showing a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few weeks, with Brazil and Croatia play in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Bracelets decorated with the Brazilian national colors are on display for sale at a kiosk as residents and tourists watch a screen showing a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few weeks, with Brazil and Croatia play in the opening match on June 12
Bracelets decorated with the Brazilian national colors are on display for sale at a kiosk as residents and tourists watch a screen showing a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few weeks, with Brazil and Croatia play in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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