CSM Photo Archive 2012

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Members of the UPP, Units of Pacifying Police, stand on a hill... News PhotoBrazil,Favela,Hill,Horizontal,Law,Lifestyles,Looking Over,People,Rio de Janeiro,Slum,Social IssuesPhotographer Collection: Christian Science Monitor 2012 The Christian Science MonitorRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 18: Members of the UPP, Units of Pacifying Police, stand on a hill overlooking a favela called Complex Alemao, on September 18, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These police are one of the improvements the government has made to make life better for those living in impoverished areas. The police try to stamp out crime and get rid of the drug lords who control many areas. Favelas are informal settlements, traditionally without electricity, water and sewage services. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)