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Party time as Maracana reopens

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Rio's fabled Maracana Stadium reopened after a multimillion-dollar makeover that will make the legendary arena the showpiece venue of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. 

The view inside the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on April 27, 2013. It reopened after a multimillion-dollar makeover that will make the legendary arena the showpiece venue of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

A limited crowd of approximately 25,000 spectators thronged the Maracana, which hosted a world record audience of more than 200,000 for the 1950 World Cup but has now had its capacity reduced to a maximum of 82,238.

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