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Officials face an immense challenge of pacifying Rio de Janeiro’s slums as the city prepares to take the global stage for the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup. Human rights groups have raised concerns about the evictions of thousands of families, especially in poor neighborhoods. (Associated Press)

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