Images of Rio’s destroyed National Museum after fire

Brazil’s historic National Museum opens its doors to cameras for the first time since the 200-year-old institution was engulfed by a fire last year. IMAGES

Rio de Janeiro begins clean up after storm

Rio residents are busy cleaning up the damage caused by torrential rains and strong winds that have hit Rio de Janeiro, leaving roads littered with debris and fallen branches.

France launches first intl competition for women conductors

The first international competition for women orchestra conductors was launched in Paris on Thursday evening. Founded by pianist Clemence Guerrand, the MAWOMA (Music And Women Maestra) contest will be held on six continents, going to cities like Rio, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Sidney and Tokyo, to highlight the talent of young women of all nationalities. The final will take place at the end of 2019 in Paris and will decide between the six winners of the continental events.

Rescuers lift helicopter wreckage from water after Rio crash

Brazilian rescue teams lift the wreckage of a military police helicopter out of the water after it crashed in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara bay after it crashed, killing one and injuring three. IMAGES

Copacabana beach celebrates the new year with fireworks

Rio’s Copacabana beach celebrates the new year with fireworks. IMAGES

Bolsonaro holds meeting with Netanyahu in Rio

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro holds a bilateral meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rio de Janeiro’s Fort Copacabana. IMAGES

Ornate library lies nestled in the heart of Rio

From the outside, it looks like another historic edifice in Rio’s rundown city center. Inside, however, is a multi-tiered library so spectacular, so ornate, that stunned visitors feel like they’ve walked into a movie fantasy set.

Firemen work to put out fire at Rio oil refinery

Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro work to put out a short-lived fire at the Manguinhos refinery. IMAGES

Anti-graft judge Moro seen leaving Bolsonaro’s home in Rio

The judge who has upended Brazilian politics with a sweeping corruption probe, Sergio Moro, is seen leaving the home of far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, after he reportedly accepted an invitation to be his justice and public security minister. IMAGES