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Rio de Janeiro's drug war

Soldiers take up a position during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soldiers take up a position during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soldiers take up a position during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Army police take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Army police take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Army police take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Riot police detain a suspect during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Riot police detain a suspect during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Riot police detain a suspect during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A military vehicle is pictured during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A military vehicle is pictured during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A military vehicle is pictured during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Members of the armed forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Armed Forces take up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A member of the armed forces takes up position during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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