Rio Favelas MG_9275

Two favelas from different neighborhoods, where some of them grow into giant communities.  The first picture was shot from a samba school of dance courtyard.

Rio Favela MG_9275

Rio Favelas MG_9349

Unfortunately, these slums are also rather problematic areas. The districts are constantly battling drug use, police brutality, and shootings. The latter are particularly dangerous as stray bullets tend to cause major damage. Despite their shaky reputation, the Favelas are still home to working families who simply try to make a living.

Rio Favela MG_9349

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