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.

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.

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:

RTR3W4WX Men work on repairs on the Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro June 27, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RTR3W6NR A pedestrian crossing painted with soccer balls is seen outside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 27, 2014. In a project called " On The Sidelines " Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Picture taken June 27, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

RTR3W4SH A 'beautiful lady' invites customers to a restaurant in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, June 27, 2014. In a project called " On The Sidelines " Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

RTR3W4VP A person takes pictures in front of an advertising placard showing Uruguay's striker Luis Suarez flashing his teeth, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro June 26, 2014. Suarez was hit with the biggest ban imposed at a World Cup on Thursday as FIFA threw the book at one of soccer's most tainted players for biting an opponent during the 2014 World Cup soccer match against Italy. In a project called "On The Sidelines " Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach