Runners including professional athletes, businessman and police officers ran past an armored vehicle in the Challenge of Peace Run, on a road between Vila Cruzeiro and Complexo do Alemao slums in Rio ... more 
Runners including professional athletes, businessman and police officers ran past an armored vehicle in the Challenge of Peace Run, on a road between Vila Cruzeiro and Complexo do Alemao slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday May 15, 2011. The road that once served as an escape route for drug dealers was used Sunday by over a thousand runners to celebrate the recent peace in their communities. Organizers say the race symbolizes the changing reality of the two communities and the right of residents to come and go freely, without fear of drug gang violence. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Felipe Dana
Sun, May 15, 2011 11:25 AM EDT