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25 Nov 2010 20:05 GMT | Latin America, Brazil
Brazil has sent military armoured vehicles into a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro where police are engaged in a deadly standoff with drug gangs.
More than 23 people have been killed in five days of fighting as police try to expel gangs from dozens of slums.
Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports.
Source: Al Jazeera
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