Brazilian Army members stand guard in Ipanema beach following the government decision to deploy some 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro state to fight organized crime and a spike in street violence.

Brazilian Army members stand guard in Ipanema beach following the government decision to deploy some 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro state to fight organized crime and a spike in street violence.

Brazilian Army members stand guard in Ipanema beach following the government decision to deploy some 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro state to fight organized crime and a spike in street violence.

A Brazilian Army member patrols Ipanema beach following the government decision to deploy some 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro state to fight organized crime and a spike in street violence.