Girls From Brazil's Favelas Find Escape In Ballet

August 25, 2014 4:54 PM

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Young ballet students gather during their ballet class at the Museu da Mare in the occupied Complexo da Mare, one of the largest favela complexes in Rio, on August 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around 100 students study ballet at the museum. The Brazilian government has currently deployed around 2,400 federal troops to occupy the group of violence-plagued favelas. The deployment was initially scheduled to be completed July 31. The group of 16 communities house around 130,000 residents and had been dominated by drug gangs and militias. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A young ballet student stands outside after her ballet class at the Museu da Mare in the occupied Complexo da Mare, one of the largest favela complexes in Rio, on August 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around 100 students study ballet at the museum. The Brazilian government has currently deploye...

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