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Personnel of the Canine Operations Unit carry out an operation at... News PhotoBrazil,Favela,Horizontal,Law,Occupation,Police Dog,Police Force,Rio de Janeiro,Slum,Take Out FoodPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPersonnel of the Canine Operations Unit (BAC) carry out an operation at Guararapes shantytown on April 29, 2013 before the specially-trained police force known as Police Pacification Units or UPP, can be deployed in. The operation is part of a government strategy designed to combat crime and reassert full control of the Rio de Janeiro metropolis ahead of the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup, the football World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games two years later. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOPHE SIMOM (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)