Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 8

Olympic torch passing through Rio before the games begin. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

Flag parade at the Olympic Park. (Photo by Scotty Bara/Cronkite News)

Buffy-tufted Marmoset, a monkey indigenous to Brazil. (Photo by Katherine Fitzgerald/Cronkite News)

Overlooking one of the famous favelas of Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Scotty Bara/Cronkite News)

Olympic Park at sunset in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Scotty Bara/Cronkite News)

Sunset at Ipanema beach. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

Take a look at some of the best photos taken by Cronkite News reporters on location in Rio de Janeiro covering all things related to the 2016 Olympics and the culture of Rio.

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