CSM Photo Archive 2012

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A mural decorates a wall in the Providéncia favela, on September 19,... News PhotoBrazil,Favela,Horizontal,Human Interest,Lifestyles,Mural,Rio de Janeiro,Slum,Social IssuesPhotographer Collection: Christian Science Monitor 2012 The Christian Science MonitorRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 19: A mural decorates a wall in the Providéncia favela, on September 19, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One third of the buildings in the neighborhood are being demolished for an Olympic stadium, a gondola and other 'improvements' by the government. Many residents fear city planners are trying to upgrade this lower-class neighborhood near downtown to a middle class area where the poor will be pushed out. Favelas are informal settlements, traditionally without electricity, water and sewage services. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)