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Rio Expects 3 Million to Attend New Year’s Eve in Copacabana

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro and the agencies involved in planning the New Year's Eve in Copacabana have predicted the largest audience in history for this year's event and fireworks display.

According to the president of Riotur, Marcelo Alves, three million people are expected to join the celebration in the beach-side neighborhood, a predicted increase of fifty percent from the previous years, when it was estimated that around two million attended.

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