In this Feb. 5, 2012 photo, people sing along during a funk "baile" in the Tabajaras slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the last five years, the genre has expanded its reach and enjoyed more social acceptance, with the help of an association of funk artists and supporters, Apafunk, and the backing of liberal legislators. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this Feb. 5, 2012 photo, people sing along during a funk "baile" in the Tabajaras slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the last five years, the genre has expanded its reach and enjoyed more social acceptance, with the help of an association of funk artists and supporters, Apafunk, and the backing of liberal legislators.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
In this Feb. 5, 2012 photo, people sing along during a funk "baile" in the Tabajaras slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the last five years, the genre has expanded its reach and enjoyed more social acceptance, with the help of an association of funk artists and supporters, Apafunk, and the backing of liberal legislators. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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