Brazil’s abseiling rubbish collectors
As Brazil prepares to host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later, a big clean up is underway. But getting to the rubbish to remove it from the hillsides of the favelas isn’t always easy.
Rajan Datar joined a team of refuse collectors whose job it is to abseil down Rio’s hills to collect what others have left behind. Sometimes they make some grim discoveries.