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RAW : Night of gala in Brasilia to hail arrival of Olympic Torch

RAW: Night of gala in Brasilia to hail arrival of Olympic Torch

(On-Site Sound: Woman Drummer Solo)

A show is staged late night in Brasilia on May 3 to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch from Greece via Switzerland.

(Soundbite) JESSICA, Celebrator
“It’s a very important event for Brazil and also for South America. We’ll celebrate and expect that Brazil will win many medals.”

(On-Site Sound: Group Drum Playing)

(Soundbite) DANIEL, Celebrator
“For us, Brazilians suffer a lot over political issues in our country. We have so many sad things with the politicians. But it is really happy that we can have the Olympic Games on our land.”

The Games will open on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

(On-Site Sound: Torch Dance)

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