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Rio de Janeiro's favelas troubled by violence
Violence is not the only problem to plague the square-mile slum known as Complexo de Alemão, but it is one of the greatest worries among people in Rio in advance of the Olympic Games.
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A cable car passes over the Complexo do Alemao pacified 'favela' community on March 23, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A suspect is handcuffed by military police during a joint operation including the CORE police special forces near the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 18: Kids play soccer in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' on May 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rio has seen an uptick in violence in its pacified slums, including Complexo do Alemao. A total of around 1.6 million Rio residents live in shantytowns, many of which are controlled by drug traffickers. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Kids play soccer in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Men play soccer on a muddy field in the Complexo do Alemao pacified 'favela' community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 21: Military Police (PM) conduct an operation in the 'pacified' Complexo do Alemao 'favela' community following a shootout earlier in the day on March 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The complex of favelas has suffered numerous shootouts recently. The government recently created a commission with the objective to increase social projects in communities such as Complexo do Alemao that have a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP). The new aim acknowledges that the communities, many of which remain plagued by violence and other issues, cannot solely be ?pacified? by police operations. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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An officer from the CORE police special forces holds his weapon during an operation to search for fugitives in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Kids run through a station of the cable car, or 'teleferico' system in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Officers including squad commander Inspector Julio Goncalves (R) from the CORE police special forces hold their weapons during an operation to search for fugitives in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Worshippers attend services at the Sao Jose church in the Complexo do Alemao pacified community, or 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Aerial view of a favela in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games on July 4, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Rio de Janeiro's favelas troubled by violence

Violence is not the only problem to plague the square-mile slum known as Complexo de Alemão, but it is one of the greatest worries among people in Rio in advance of the Olympic Games.

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