Brazil tightens security during Rio Olympics

(VOVworld) – Brazil deployed extra military to the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain on Wednesday, two well-known tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro to guard against any attack.

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Brazilian soldiers patrol in the Rio de Janeiro International Airport ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Extra security devices were deployed at strategic points. On the eve of the 2016 Olympics, Brazilian intelligence warned that famous tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro may become terrorist targets.

Brazil has strengthened security following recent attacks in Europe and the Middle East. Brazil plans to deploy 88,000 police officers and soldiers to ensure security during the global games.

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