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Brazil’s Troubles Take Stage at Start of World Cup

Getty photographer Mario Tama offers a stark, powerful glimpse at Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup

In just one day’s time, all eyes will be on Brazil as the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament begins. An estimated 3.7 million tourists are expected to descend upon the country over the next month, providing a short-term boost to the Brazilian economy. But the event’s impact on the people of Brazil—and the troubles they face every day—can’t go unnoticed. Getty photographer Mario Tama has captured the displacement and crime Brazilians have faced before the games, and will continue to face after the final goal is scored.

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