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They may not be much to look at now but the hillside homes in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro offer a great view. Investors are snapping up property in Rio's slums as police move in to "pacify" the communities and reduce the criminal presence before the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics. (Associated Press)

They may not be much to look at now but the hillside homes in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro offer a great view. Investors are snapping up property in Rio's slums as police move in to "pacify" the communities and reduce the criminal presence before the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics. (Associated Press)

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