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Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district

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Violent protests broke out in Rio's landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, on Tuesday following the death of a resident, an AFP photographer said, less than two months before the World Cup. 

Residents run for cover during violent clashes between protestors and Brazilian Police Special Forces in a favela near Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 22, 2014

Two main thoroughfares were closed after angry demonstrators from a slum set ablaze barricades of tires to protest the death of a dancer.

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