World Lens: Week in Review — Nov. 14

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Police Take Control of Rio Slum 

Rio de Janeiro’s infamous Rocinha slum was taken over Sunday by a special police unit equipped with armored military vehicles and helicopters in an attempt to stop the area’s characteristic violence and drug trafficking activities.
The crackdown comes as authorities attempt to prepare Rio for the upcoming 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Officials are counting on those events to signal Brazil's arrival as a global economic, political and cultural power.

(Photo: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes)

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