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Beautiful behind-the-scenes images from TEDGlobal 2014

We are seven sessions into TEDGlobal 2014. So many incredible talks have been given over the past three days, and so many more are to come over the next two. At the halfway point, a look at some beautiful shots of the conference so far.

Audience members give a hearty standing ovation to speaker Oren Yakobovich. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Audience members give a hearty standing ovation to speaker Oren Yakobovich. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

Tashka Yawanawá, chief of the Yawanawá people, spoke in session 1. He started his talk with a chant that's traditional to his people. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Tashka Yawanawá, chief of the Yawanawá people, began his talk with a chant that’s traditional to his people. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

Glenn Greenwald electrifies the audience with a talk about the importance of privacy. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Glenn Greenwald electrifies the audience with a talk about the importance of privacy. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

Circle of Sound -- the duo of Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger -- plays an "indie rock opera." Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Circle of Sound — the duo of Soumik Datta and Bernhard Schimpelsberger — plays “Ind0 rock opera.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

A view of Rio from the hotel. Photo: Ryan Lash

A view of Rio. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

Sangu Delle talks about innovation during the TED Fellows talks. Photo: Ryan Lash

Sangu Delle talks about innovation during the TED Fellows talks. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

A scene from last night. Photo: Ryan Lash

Capoeira performers shake up a beachside party. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

Oren Yakobovich shows off one of the tiny cameras he shares with activists that can be hidden to film human rights abuses. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Oren Yakobovich shows one of the tiny hidden cameras he shares with activists to film human rights abuses. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

Alessandra Orofino addresses the audience. Photo: Ryan Lash

Alessandra Orofino of Meu Rio talks about political mobilization in the internet age. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

A look at TED's private beach on Copacabana. Photo: Ryan Lash

TED’s beach on Copacabana. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

Chris Anderson and Katherine McCartney of TED watch the proceedings on stage. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Chris Anderson and Katherine McCartney of TED review their notes before the start of a session. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

Laura Boushnak turns her lens on women in the Arab world. Photo: Ryan Lash

TED Fellow Laura Boushnak turns her lens on women in the Arab world. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

About 1300 umbrellas line the theater. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

About 1300 umbrellas line the outside of the theater. We counted. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

Neuroscientist Catharine Young talks vaccines during the TED Fellows sessions. Photo: Ryan Lash

Neuroscientist Catharine Young talks about the vaccines supply chain during the TED Fellows talks. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED