Topic: Rio de Janeiro

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Pictures of the Week: February 8 – February 15

From The Pope’s resignation and murder charges for Oscar Pistorius to carnival celebrations in Rio and a meteorite hitting Earth, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Rafael Fabrés
Photo Essay

Pacifying the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is bustling in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Photographer Rafael Fabrés documented how Rio’s police force has radically shifted its fight against violence and drug trafficking in the city’s favelas.

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Rio’s Piscinão de Ramos by Julio Bittencourt

Brazilian photographer Julio Bittencourt explores the “Big Pool” of Ramos, in Rio: an artificial lake that draws together people from the 15 favelas surrounding it.

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