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Beauty And Violence Rub Elbows In Salvador Da Bahia (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post

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Beauty And Violence Rub Elbows In Salvador Da Bahia (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
This week the extravagant festival known as Carnival exploded onto the streets of Brazil, most notably in the cities of Rio De Janeiro and Salvador. Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, is known for hosting the wilder celebration.
 A few weeks ago however, crime and violence broke out in Salvador. Certain groups of police had gone on strike, then murder rates doubled, there was rioting on the streets and looting…. I was enchanted by this town, but also acutely aware of potential danger that existed just steps away. One day as our taxi slowly made our way through traffic, our driver told us there was a raid up ahead. He informed us that the city and its police were “cleaning up” the shantytowns of Salvador

 

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