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Olympics rings unveiled on Copacabana Beach

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Olympic rings made with recyclable material were unveiled on Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. 

The rings, ten feet tall and 20 feet wide, were made with recycled plastic and designed by artist Elisa Brasil. 

During the event, a few people protested against the corruption and the economic crisis in the city, demanding more hospitals, security and education instead of the Olympics games that kick off next month. 

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