Two boys look out from the Mangueira slum towards the Maracana Stadium that is hosting the Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, August 5, 2016. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)
A sofa floats in the polluted waters of Jacarepagua Lagoon, during a press tour in Rio de Janeiro, March 9, 2015. A press tour was organised by biologist Mario Moscatelli, to call attention to pollution on the waters of the lagoons which surround the Rio 2016 Olympic Park. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
Children play in an outdoor shower as a soldier takes part in a surprise operation in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Troops have been sent to Rio due to the increase of the violence, and in an attempt to help restore order, but so far have had little impact. The operation on Thursday took place three weeks ahead of Carnival, when thousands of tourists are expected to arrive in the city. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)
An employee of German car manufacturer Mercedes Benz adjusts the brand's characteristic star on a GLA model at their production line at the factory in Rastatt, Germany, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)
A model has her hair done backstage before a fashion show by Greek designer Mary Katrantzou during the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, 27 March 2016. The fashion week runs until 31 March. (Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA)
How much do things change in 60 years? Sometimes the best answer to that kind of question is a picture. Here you can see an original Unimog (right), built sometime between the start of production in 1948 and 1951, when Mercedes bought the operation in order to expand it enough to keep up with demand. On the left is a “60th Anniversary” Unimog design concept, celebrating not the actual birth of the Unimog, but its purchase by Mercedes. Needless to say, the contrast between the two is… breathtaking. And if you’re curious about the evolution of this hugely influential vehicle, if you can’t help wondering how it grew from a (relatively) tiny, spartan utility vehicle to a garish, Mercedes-starred behemoth.
Men look on from the banks of Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, as the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 22, 2015. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)