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Home to the biggest party on earth, the annual Carnival, Rio is a city that knows how to have fun. The host city for the 2016 Olympics, Rio offers spectacular beauty, world-famous beaches and a diverse multicultural society. In recent years, tours of the favela (slum) areas have become increasingly popular with visitors, offering a different perspective on the city from the glamour of Copacabana.