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In Pictures: Rolling Stones in Rio

View along Copacabana beach during the show

An estimated one million people have flocked to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a free concert by rock legends The Rolling Stones.

Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood (left) and Keith Richards

On stage, the Stones - who recently played at the Super Bowl - treated fans to a selection of new hits and old favourites.

Rio crowd with boats

The crowd was among the largest ever to attend a single event, with beachside waters almost as packed as the sands.

Mick Jagger

Frontman Mick Jagger played to crowd, stripping down to a t-shirt emblazoned with the Brazilian flag.

Vast crowds stretch along Copacabana beach

The show transformed the Copacabana into a spectacle of light, and more than 6,000 police were on duty.

Sand sculpture

Earlier, music lovers relaxed on the beach as they prepared for the start of the show.

Souvenir hawkers

Souvenir sellers who set up in the shadow of the gigantic stage did steady business all day long.

Rolling Stones

The apparently ageless band, who are on a world tour, played 20 songs including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Satisfaction.

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