Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo

Jaqueline, right, and Monique take a selfie before their debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood, the Santa Marta “favela” slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Fifteen-year-olds from Santa Marta made their coming out Friday night, escorted by police officers who patrol their communities. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)Continue reading “Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo”

Jaqueline, right, and Monique take a selfie before their debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood, the Santa Marta “favela” slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Fifteen-year-olds from Santa Marta made their coming out Friday night, escorted by police officers who patrol their communities. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) License this photo

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