APTOPIX Brazil Favela Debutante Ball

A teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum puts on a pair of high heels for a group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from her neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up the girls and a formalContinue reading “APTOPIX Brazil Favela Debutante Ball”

A teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum puts on a pair of high heels for a group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from her neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up the girls and a formal wear shop that loaned the dresses, helped build goodwill between pacified favelas’ residents and the officers who patrol them. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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