Gallery: Best of Rio, Week 1

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

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

MyKayla Skinner warms up at the Flamengo Club during one of her practices. (Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

People run and walk along Copacabana beach past the Olympic Rings. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

People watch the sunset at Pedra do Arpoador in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

Kevin Durant sits before practice at the Flamengo Club in Rio de Janeiro. (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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