Rio Torch Relay Day 61: Torch Heads Through Western & Southern Paraná

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro, the Rio2016 Facbeook page is posting brilliant and spectacular images from one of the world’s unique and most beautiful landscapes. Each day until August 5th, we will bring you these stunning images.

On the 61st day of the Olympic torch relay the torch hit five more cities in Paraná, this time travelling through the southern region.

It first made its way through Céu Azul (translated to Blue Sky), located in the western area of the state. The municipality has a population of around 11,500, and is made up of over 70% native forest preserved.

It then travelled to Santa Tereza Do Oeste, located very close to Céu Azul. It has a population of just over 10,000. It then went through Realeza, directly south of the previous two cities with a population of about 16,000.

It then travelled to Francisco Beltrão and Pato Branco, both located even more south. Francisco Beltrão has a population of 80,000, and Pato Branco of about 67,000.

Check out the images below:

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Rio2016/Andre Mourao

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Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Luiz Mello

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

Rio2016/Andre Mourao

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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