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Kids being killed in crossfire in Rio de Janeiro amid surge in violence one year after Olympics

In this Sept. 6, 2017 photo Thayana Caparica poses with a photo of her 7-year-old daughter Fernanda, at the Mare complex of slums, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Classes at Fernanda's school were canceled on the morning of Feb. 15, due to gunfire between gangs. Caparica took her daughter home and ordered Fernanda and her two brothers not to leave the house. But by the afternoon Fernanda had grown impatient and wanted to play outside. She kept insisting. Finally Caparica let her go to a friend's house. Later that day she learned that her daughter had been shot in the face. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)


Renata Brito, video journalist, and Silvia Izquierdo, Brazil photo editor, Rio de Janeiro, for tracking down and convincing devastated families to tell the stories of losing their children to stray bullets in Rio, just a year after Brazil hosted the Olympic Games.

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