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Brazil Protests near Maracana Stadium

A woman demonstrator wearing contact lens with the Brazilian national flag march in a street close to the Maracana stadium of Rio de Janeiro on June 30, 2013, a few hours before the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament between Brazil and Spain. More than 11,000 police and troops were mobilized in the city to guarantee security for 78,000 fans at the venue as the curtain falls on a competition that has been beset by social unrest with more than 1.5 million people taking to the streets across the giant nation in the past two weeks. AFP PHOTO / TASSO MARCELOTASSO MARCELO / AFP/Getty Images