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Residents of Largo do Tanque were forced from their homes in Rio de Janeiro's West Zone, to make room for the Transcarioca Highway and the Bus Rapid Transit line, that will eventually be built to accommodate the Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

In less than 2 weeks, 54 houses were demolished with sledgehammers and bulldozers. The City assessor who was sent to handle negotiations told residents not to speak with one another or seek legal advice...
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