Olympic Artist In Residence Wows Rio Visitors

French artist JR wowed Rio visitors during the Olympics with his larger-than-life art installations throughout the city. JR is one of three artists in residence for the Rio Games, a first in Olympic history.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: An installation by French artist JR displays a swimmer in Guanabara Bay in front of Sugarloaf Mountain during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist has installed a number of Olympic-related installations around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: An installation by French artist JR displays a high jumper leaping over a building in the Flamengo neighborhood as a Military Police vehicle passes during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist says the image is a tribute to Sudanese high jumper Ali Mohamed Younes Idris. Idris is unable to compete in the games because of an injury. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: An installation by French artist JR displays a swimmer in Guanabara Bay in front of Sugarloaf Mountain during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist has installed a number of Olympic-related installations around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: An installation by French artist JR displays a high jumper leaping over a building in the Flamengo neighborhood during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist says the image is a tribute to Sudanese high jumper Ali Mohamed Younes Idris. Idris is unable to compete in the games because of an injury. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: An installation by French artist JR displays a high jumper leaping over a building in the Flamengo neighborhood during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist says the image is a tribute to Sudanese high jumper Ali Mohamed Younes Idris. Idris is unable to compete in the games because of an injury. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: An installation by French artist JR displays a high jumper leaping over a building in the Flamengo neighborhood during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist says the image is a tribute to Sudanese high jumper Ali Mohamed Younes Idris. Idris is unable to compete in the games because of an injury. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: An installation by French artist JR displays a high jumper leaping over a building in the Flamengo neighborhood during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist says the image is a tribute to Sudanese high jumper Ali Mohamed Younes Idris. Idris is unable to compete in the games because of an injury. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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