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June 1, 2013

Brazil: The Man

Brazil- The Man

I was interested in your take on this photo. It was widely published in photo-of-the-day, and pics-of-the-week slideshows. By the caption, it’s a preview of the security being put in place for the World Cup and Olympics. It seems, though, that it’s either doing either a lot less or a lot more. How do you read it?

(photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.  caption: Soldiers from the Special Operations Battalion of the Federal District demonstrate to the media their new armoured vehicles and tactics, at its headquarters in Sector South Police in Brasilia May 29, 2013. The tactical training is part of preparations made by the security forces ahead of major sporting events that Brazil will host.)

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