The Favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil are slums made up of self-built houses. These communities have expanded chaotically without government regulation. Life here is largely controlled by criminal gangs. The poorest members of society live in the Favelas; they simply try to survive amid violent gunfights between drug lords and law enforcement.

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