1. SHANTYTOWN

    3,000 Cops Storm Rio Slum

    Brazilian marines on an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) drive along a street of the Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 13, 2011. Security forces backed by armor and helicopters peacefully seized control of Rio's largest favela early Sunday in a major assault to expel narcotraffickers who had been ruling the area for 30 years.  AFP  PHOTO ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    This is one way to “shock the peace” back into a neighborhood. Three thousand special forces stormed Rio de Janeiro’s biggest slum, Rocinha, Sunday, in a push to run the drug traffickers out of the community. The operation, called "Shock the Peace," is aimed to clean the country before the 2014 World Cup. Rocinha, which has a population of 100,000, reportedly supplies 80 percent of the narcotics in Rio de Janiero. The next phase of the mission is to find the criminals that have escaped the places police occupied.

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