General Views Of Rocinha Slum As Casas Bahia Store Success Lures Retailers

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A bus drives past pedestrians on the street in the Rocinha slum of... News PhotoAbandoned,Brazil,Bus,Driving,Economy,Environment,Favela,Horizontal,Latin America,Pedestrian,Rio de Janeiro,Rocinha - Rio de Janeiro,Slum,Street,The Americas,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA bus drives past pedestrians on the street in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. About 56 percent of the 12 million people who live in slums like Rocinha were considered middle class in 2011, up from 29 percent in 2001, according to a study this year by Instituto Data Popular, a Sao Paulo-based research group. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg via Getty Images