Ricardo Ramos, center, founder of Rocinha Surf School, exercises with his students during a class on Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. In the favela, Ramos used to sell hot-air balloons filled with fireworks to drug dealers who used them to celebrate birthdays or when one of their own was released from jail. Then, he began surfing and decided that he wanted to give back to his community. “Their communities have been abandoned for decades,” Ramos said. “When they go home, they face the troubles of their lives.” (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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