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Linha Vermelha Favela da Mare_16rf00051.jpg
Dwellers of Complexo da Mare, a massive network of favelas that sits alongside the Linha Vermelha ( Red Line ), the main highway from the Rio de Janeiro international airport to the city centre, work as street sellers during rush hours at the expreessway - since 2010 the community has been fenced off from the highway by huge Perspex panels - authorities claim they provide an acoustic barrier, locals describe it as a “wall of shame”,  another way of hiding poor people. Just before the Olympic Games the city began plastering the 3-metre-high, 7km stretch of panels with colorful Olympic posters showing the city´s main landscapes.