Members from the Beija Flor samba school parade perform a violence scene during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Brazil's most famous city has long struggled with violence, particularly in the hundreds of slums controlled by drug traffickers, plus criminal assaults and increasing shootouts between drug traffickers and police.
Members from the Beija Flor samba school parade perform a violence scene during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Brazil's most famous city has long struggled with violence, particularly in the hundreds of slums controlled by drug traffickers, plus criminal assaults and increasing shootouts between drug traffickers and police. Silvia Izquierdo AP Photo
Members from the Beija Flor samba school parade perform a violence scene during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Brazil's most famous city has long struggled with violence, particularly in the hundreds of slums controlled by drug traffickers, plus criminal assaults and increasing shootouts between drug traffickers and police. Silvia Izquierdo AP Photo

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