February 8, 2012. Morgue workers remove the body of a man killed during a shooting from the crime scene at Itinga neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil. About one-third of Bahia state’s 30,000 patrolling police went on strike last week. During the strike the murder rate in Salvador, the nation’s third-largest city, doubled.
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