In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, a man reacts as he kneels on the floor during a funk "baile," or party, in a slum in western Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 2007 law that had made it virtually impossible to hold the traditional open-air funk parties in favelas was repealed in 2009, and the musical genre was recognized as a “cultural movement.” (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, a man reacts as he kneels on the floor during a funk "baile," or party, in a slum in western Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 2007 law that had made it virtually impossible to hold the traditional open-air funk parties in favelas was repealed in 2009, and the musical genre was recognized as a “cultural movement.” (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, a man reacts as he kneels on the floor during a funk "baile," or party, in a slum in western Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 2007 law that had made it virtually impossible to hold the traditional open-air funk parties in favelas was repealed in 2009, and the musical genre was recognized as a “cultural movement.” (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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