Rio de Janeiro is pumping with the beat of the World Cup as the host team Brazil plays cross-continent firecrackers Chile to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.
Scene in the Rio Fan Fest on Copacabana now as Brazil holds its breath. Excitement & anxiety in equal measure pic.twitter.com/oJPxAxsZRR
â€” Dan Roan (@danroan) June 28, 2014
That’s not all that’s happening in Rio though. While protests have largely been isolated as the World Cup rolls on, protesters are still expressing their views on politics and poverty in Brazil's second-largest city.
The juxtaposition of life in Brazil at FIFA's World Cup. Making a stand on one side. Enjoying the sand on the other. pic.twitter.com/ORAtMR9Y8C
â€” Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 28, 2014
â€” Anonymous Operations (@YourAnonCentral) June 28, 2014
Reuters photographers have gathered some of their favorite photographs in a project called "On The Sidelines." The project gives photographers a chance to document life in Brazil beyond the games. Check out some from Rio: