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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.

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