World Cup Final: Faces of Brazil
The World Cup came to a close Sunday with Germany beating Argentina in extra time 1-0 – but for most Brazilians, once the crowds and cameras depart, everyday life will go on pretty much the same as ever.
Photographer Wayne Lawrence took these shots on the streets, beaches, and workplaces of Rio de Janeiro in recent days, as the city prepares for the return of normal life. Not that it’ll be out of the spotlight for long: It’s only 25 months until Rio hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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