In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, people dance 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 A 2007 law that had made it virtually impossible to hold the traditional open-air funk parties in favelas was repealed in 2009, and the musical genre was recognized as a “cultural movement.” Dance face-offs between performers of “passinho,” a type of break dancing associated with Rio's funk scene, now come with corporate sponsorship. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, people dance 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 A 2007 law that had made it virtually impossible to hold the traditional open-air funk parties in favelas was repealed in 2009, and the musical genre was recognized as a “cultural movement.” Dance face-offs between performers of “passinho,” a type of break dancing associated with Rio's funk scene, now come with corporate sponsorship. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, people dance 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 A 2007 law that had made it virtually impossible to hold the traditional open-air funk parties in favelas was repealed in 2009, and the musical genre was recognized as a “cultural movement.” Dance face-offs between performers of “passinho,” a type of break dancing associated with Rio's funk scene, now come with corporate sponsorship. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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