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<p>Children from the “City of God” favela line up for lunch at a day care and education center supported by the Developing Minds Foundation. (Photos courtesy of Erint Images)</p>

Children from the “City of God” favela line up for lunch at a day care and education center supported by the Developing Minds Foundation. (Photos courtesy of Erint Images)

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The view from Mangueira: a snapshot of Brazil’s ‘Favelas’

For the last eight years, coaches assigned by Flamengo, one of the Brazil’s storied "fútbol" clubs, have drilled hundreds of kids from the impoverished slum known as Mangueira to mimic the wizardry of Pelé, Neymar, Socrates and other heroes of the nation’s most popular sport.