Police take over for army as 'pacifying force' in violent Rio de Janeiro slum

May 1, 2015 5:20 PM

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Police take over for army as 'pacifying force' in violent Rio de Janeiro slum

A military police officer, left, stand guard as a Brazilian Army soldier leaves the Nova Holanda shantytown, part of the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Friday, May 1, 2015. The Brazilian Army departed from four additional areas of the Mare slum complex during the second phase of an operation to hand over control of the violent slums to Rio's military police. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (The Associated Press)

Brazilian army soldiers leave the Nova Holanda shantytown, part of the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Friday, May 1, 2015. The Brazilian Army departed from four additional areas of the Mare slum complex during the second phase of an operation to hand over control of the violent s...

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