Photo Report: Independence Day Parade in Rio

Worldwide, military parades are a good chance for the general public – and gun buffs, in particular – to take a look at what is in use by the country organizing the event. Brazil’s 195th anniversary of its independence from Portugal was celebrated last September 7 with traditional civic and military parades throughout the nation. Although the major event is concentrated in Brasilia, the capital, other cities also organize parades that always attract the attention of large crowds. In Rio de Janeiro, a TFB camera moved around downtown Pesidente Vargas Avenue and neighboring areas to bring you images of firearms (and some other bigger stuff, as well) in use by military and police forces in this neck of the woods. Not a big deal in terms new hardware, but I hope you enjoy it and get a general picture of what we have here.

BTW, higher-resolution photos are here:


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