AP PHOTOS: Hard life, smiles, in abandoned Rio building

In this Sept. 11, 2017 photo, a girl holds her cigarette inside a small bar where a woman gets a tattoo on her leg at a squatter building that used to house the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For many who live in Rio’s slums, an already hardscrabble existence feels increasingly precarious as Brazil sees millions return to poverty amid recession, corruption and cuts to social welfare programs. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


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