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Rolling Stones Provide 'Satisfaction' at Free Concert in Rio


More than one million Brazilians have been treated to a free concert by the Rolling Stones.

The seemingly ageless British rockers commanded a huge stage on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro for two hours Saturday, belting out such favorites as Jumpin' Jack Flash and Satisfaction.

Several video screens and sound towers were erected for the many fans who could not get near the stage. About 4,000 guests filled a special area designated for VIPs.

Thousands of police officers, firefighters and other authorities were deployed throughout Rio to provide security. No incidents were reported.

Despite the huge crowd, the concert did not exceed the three million people who turned out in 1994 for a free concert by British rock singer Rod Stewart.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.