Rio de Janeiro: Favela Tour

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As well as being known for its natural beauty and iconic landmarks, Brazil is also known for its many favelas.  A favela is a slum in that exists within the urban areas of big cities, often carved out of a hillside overlooking the rest of the city. There are over 700 favelas in Rio alone, housing about 1.1 million people – about 1/6th of the general population.

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