Rio de Janeiro

Neighborhood life goes on even as a police officer aims a weapon during an operation in the Jacarezinho slum. At least 12 people were killed and a police helicopter was shot down in open warfare among Rio street gangs over the weekend.
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( Felipe Dana / Associated Press / October 19, 2009 )

Neighborhood life goes on even as a police officer aims a weapon during an operation in the Jacarezinho slum. At least 12 people were killed and a police helicopter was shot down in open warfare among Rio street gangs over the weekend.

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