Photos: The Olympic torch’s incredible three-month journey across Brazil
Resident Maria da Gloria in Itamaraju, Brazil on May 19, 2016.
Image: Marcos de Paula/Courtesy of Rio2016/Handout via Reuters
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The Olympic torch has travelled by plane, boat, horseback and surf board to make it to the 2016 Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro this Friday, Aug. 4. After being lit in April at a ceremony in Greece that should make any classics major giddy with delight, the torch was flown to Brazil. The subsequent relay has covered over 30,000 kilometers (more than 18,600 miles) across every Brazilian state.