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A woman carries bags of goods out of a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador, Bahia state, April 17, 2014. A police strike has unleashed violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is set to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, adding to fears about the country's ability to ensure safety during the event. At least 22 people were killed in and around the northeastern city of Salvador after state police went on strike early on Wednesday to demand better pay and other benefits, the Bahia state government said on Thursday, prompting the federal government to dispatch troops to restore order.
April 17, 2014