Behind BarsS

[Rio de Janeiro, December 2. Image via Getty]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 02: A young girl stands in a shopping cart in the poverty ridden City of God favela, or slum, on December 2, 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The favela, which acclaimed international notoriety after the film 'City of God' brought the violence of the slum to millions of viewers, has been largely pacified by police but its over 65,000 residents are still stepped in poverty. As Brazil prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics international scrutiny is falling on Rio de Janeiro's favelas where over 5,000 people were murdered last year alone. In the last week violence in tourist areas has increased as drug gangs are increasingly reacting to an increased police presence in the favelas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)