A mass of favelas (slums) on a hillside in Rio de Janeiro by Adrian Seah for Stocksy United

A mass of favelas (slums) on a hillside in Rio de Janeiro

The numerous makeshift houses that make up the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are plastered on the hillsides surrounding the city. Once hotbeds of crime, they are now increasingly 'pacified' by the police as they reclaim the neighbourhoods from the gangs that used to run them.

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Uploaded 24 December, 2014
Camera: X-Pro1

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