Residents talk outside a home in the Brasilandia slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The city has seen nearly 150 homicides in the past two weeks, including a 13-year-old boy and a female police officer in the violent Brasilandia slum. South America’s biggest city is living its most violent days in six years, as a powerful drug gang and police carry out what security experts call retribution killings against one another. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Residents talk outside a home in the Brasilandia slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The city has seen nearly 150 homicides in the past two weeks, including a 13-year-old boy and a female police officer in the violent Brasilandia slum.  South America’s biggest city is living its most violent days in six years, as a powerful drug gang and police carry out what security experts call retribution killings against one another. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Residents talk outside a home in the Brasilandia slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The city has seen nearly 150 homicides in the past two weeks, including a 13-year-old boy and a female police officer in the violent Brasilandia slum. South America’s biggest city is living its most violent days in six years, as a powerful drug gang and police carry out what security experts call retribution killings against one another. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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