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Football in Brazil - national passion

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2010 World Cup street decoration in Favela do Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Man painting alley walls with Brazil colors. Reflection of Brazil flag on floor in foreground. Since January 2013 Favela do Jacarezinho has a Pacifying Police Unit ( Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, also translated as Police Pacification Unit ), abbreviated UPP, a law enforcement and social services program which aims at reclaiming territories, more commonly favelas, controlled by gangs of drug dealers.