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Rolling Stones Rocking Rio de Janeiro


An estimated one million fans are crowding Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Saturday to see a free Rolling Stones concert.

A huge stage is being constructed on the sand opposite the Copacabana Palace Hotel, where singer Mick Jagger and the other band members are staying. Organizers say the Stones will walk from their hotel to the event over a bridge constructed for the occasion.

Fans far away from the stage will be able to watch the aging rockers on several giant video screens. Others are expected to watch the concert from apartments overlooking the beach or boats expected to crowd the shoreline. Ten thousand police officers will provide security for the show, which is being filmed.

This will be the Rolling Stones' third visit to Brazil. Jagger has a young son, Lucas, from a previous relationship with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez.

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