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9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
In the Prazeres favela of Brazil, druglords rule with violent control and guns. Here, a playground is abandoned as children are too fearful to play outside.

In the Prazeres favela of Brazil, druglords rule with violent control and guns. Here, a playground is abandoned as children are too fearful to play outside.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2010
Date Uploaded: 09.2011
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Victoria Linssen