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Brazil's military takes over Rio security

An armed forces member inspects a public transport vehicle during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. Brazil's federal government ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs.

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An armed forces member inspects a public transport vehicle during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. Brazil's federal government ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to...more

An armed forces member inspects a public transport vehicle during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. Brazil's federal government ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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An armed forces member patrols during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. 


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An armed forces member patrols during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An armed forces member patrols during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A woman buys fruits from a street vendor as armed forces members patrol during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. 



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A woman buys fruits from a street vendor as armed forces members patrol during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A woman buys fruits from a street vendor as armed forces members patrol during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio. 


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Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of the armed forces review documents of residents during an operation against crime at the Kelson's slum in Rio de Janeiro. 


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Members of the armed forces review documents of residents during an operation against crime at the Kelson's slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Members of the armed forces review documents of residents during an operation against crime at the Kelson's slum in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A military police officer patrols the Kelson's slum during a joint operation with the armed forces in Rio de Janeiro. 

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A military police officer patrols the Kelson's slum during a joint operation with the armed forces in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A military police officer patrols the Kelson's slum during a joint operation with the armed forces in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. 


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Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. 


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Members of armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Members of armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. 



REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Members of the armed forces patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Against military intervention in Rio de Janeiro' in a protest in Sao Paulo. 

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A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Against military intervention in Rio de Janeiro' in a protest in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Against military intervention in Rio de Janeiro' in a protest in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Military police officers patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. 


REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Military police officers patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Military police officers patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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