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Rivers that traverse in and around Rio de Janeiro pour the sewage and trash of millions into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailors will compete in this summer’s Olympic Games.

Olympic games begin, but Rio’s bay still filled with sewage

Rivers that traverse in and around Rio de Janeiro pour the sewage and trash of millions into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailors will compete in this summer’s Olympic Games.

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