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In this Aug. 11, 2012 photo, a trafficker stands at a drug selling point that stopped selling crack in the Mandela slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some drug bosses say they have stopped selling crack because it destabilizes their communities, making it harder to control areas long abandoned by the government. City authorities take credit for the change, arguing that drug gangs are trying to create a distraction and make police back off their offensive to take back the slums. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)