A public transport van picks up passengers along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. An American woman was gang raped and beaten aboard a public transport van while her French boyfriend was shackled, hit with a crowbar and forced to watch the attacks after the pair boarded the vehicle in Rio de Janeiro's showcase Copacabana beach neighborhood, police said. The attacks took place over six hours starting shortly after midnight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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A public transport van picks up passengers along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  An American woman was gang raped and beaten aboard a public transport van while her French boyfriend was shackled, hit with a crowbar and forced to watch the attacks after the pair boarded the vehicle in Rio de Janeiro's showcase Copacabana beach neighborhood, police said.  The attacks took place over six hours starting shortly after midnight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A public transport van picks up passengers along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. An American woman was gang raped and beaten aboard a public transport van while her French boyfriend was shackled, hit with a crowbar and forced to watch the attacks after the pair boarded the vehicle in Rio de Janeiro's showcase Copacabana beach neighborhood, police said. The attacks took place over six hours starting shortly after midnight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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