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Holdouts Remain In Autodromo Favela Outside Rio Olympic Park...RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 06:  Longtime resident Sandra Maria de Sousa poses near her home in front of anti-demolition grafitti in the mostly demolished Vila Autodromo favela community, a former fishing colony, on January 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most residents of the favela community have moved out and had their properties demolished after receiving compensation for their homes which are located directly adjacent to the Olympic Park under construction for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A small fraction of remaining families from an original 700 or so in Vila Autodromo are resisting the controversial evictions and remain in the community. The favela sprang from an old fishing community and was considered one of the city's safest.  Removals and demolitions have occurred in other Rio communities with tangential links to the games.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Longtime resident Sandra Maria de Sousa poses near her home in front of anti-demolition grafitti in the mostly demolished Vila Autodromo favela community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most residents of the favela community have moved out and had their properties demolished after receiving compensation for their homes which are located directly adjacent to the Olympic Park. A small fraction of remaining families are resisting the controversial evictions and remain in the community.

Fog Hovers Beneath Christ the Redeemer Statue...RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 04:  Fog hovers beneath Christ the Redeemer statue with the Cantagalo 'favela' in the foreground on January 4, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games commence in August.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Fog hovers beneath Christ the Redeemer statue with the Cantagalo ‘favela’ in the foreground on Monday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the bodies of two men were found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 15, 2015. The bodies of two young men were discovered late Thursday in this so-called "pacified" slum where police are present.

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Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the bodies of two men were found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday

Shootings Break Out in Pacified Favela Near Copacabana Beach...RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 22:  Brazilian police patrol following shootings in the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community, just blocks from Copacabana Beach, on April 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protests and shootings broke out following the discovery of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva's body, who protesters allege was beaten by police, in the pacified 'favela'. Violent protests broke out resulting in the shooting death of a man.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Police patrol after shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho, near Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Violent protests broke out after the body of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva was discovered in the “favela”, amid allegations that he was beaten by police.

Children play around a man disguised as Batman at the Favela do Metro slum, area just near the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 9, 2014. Families living in this shantytown within a stone's throw of Rio 's mythical Maracana stadium refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the FIFA World Cup circus pitches camp in June.

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Children play around a man dressed as Batman in the Favela do Metro shantytown, near the Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Families living in this area refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the Fifa World Cup begins in June.