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    Tour of Brazil - Views of Rio

    June 14, 2006

    A faint rainbow is visible through the fog above Rio.

    The group poses in front of the Corcovado Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue.

    Quinn Reynolds mimicks the position of the statue.

    Darlene and Kristy Weeks combine to form the statue's pose

    Ella Masar and Jessica Bayne enjoy the tour through Maracana Stadium.

    The team got together on the Maracana Stadium field, one of the largest soccer stadiums in the world.

    Coach Rayfield steps into the footprints of Brazilian star Ronaldo.

    Another tour group gets a photo with part of the Illini team.

    The view of Maracana Stadium from above.

    Charlotte Cooke, Jamie Alvis, Jessica Bayne and Ella Masar pose at Porcao, the team's final dinner stop.

    Eva Strickland, Kara Gostisha and Lindsey Carstens get together at dinner on the last night of the trip.

    A night shot of the Rio skyline.

    Coach Rayfield found this intricate sand castle on the beach.

    The hang gliding operators prepare the gliders for the Illini group.

    Kristy Weeks was one of the small group that went hang gliding on the final day of the trip.

    Off in the distance, three hang gliders from the Illinois group enjoy the trip

    The three gliders continue their aerial tour of Rio.

    The lush green hillsides of Rio provide a breathtaking backdrop for the city.

    The beach provided many beautiful vistas as well as a landing area for the hang gliders.

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