Astronaut Christina Koch captured from ISS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil’s coronavirus death toll exceeded 60,000 and the figure is second to the U.S., and president Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus while downplaying its severity.

Credit: Christina Koch, NASA

Rio de Janeiro is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, by UNESCO in 2012 as a Cultural Landscape. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Rio de Janeiro is famous for the Carnaval, an annual celebration in the Roman Catholic tradition that allows merry-making and red meat consumption before the more sober 40 days of Lent penance which culminates with Holy or Passion Week and Easter. Rio was also the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Despite the coronavirus outbreak Rio’s beach was crowded with people on the weekend.

Credit: ロイター/Ricardo Moraes

Reference: Christina Koch’s Tweet
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