CSM Photo Archive 2012

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Young boys in the Providéncia favela play a video game outside a... News PhotoBoys,Brazil,Child,Favela,Horizontal,Human Interest,Lifestyles,Rio de Janeiro,Slum,Social Issues,StorePhotographer Collection: Christian Science Monitor 2012 The Christian Science MonitorRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 19: Young boys in the Providéncia favela play a video game outside a shop, on September 19, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One third of the buildings in the neighborhood are being demolished for an Olympic stadium, the 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)