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#RIO: Organised Chaos on Avenida Rio Branco

A broken traffic light stuck on red on one of Rio's busiest thoroughfares, a main artery through the city centre.

Traffic assistants wearing fluorescent coats and armed with high-pitched whistles try to keep things moving by whistling frantically and gesticulating in a highly animated fashion, essentially to encourage vehicles to speed up and go through a red light. 

This then has to be stopped, to enable traffic to flow the other way across the junction. I really enjoyed the counterpoint of different whistles from all across the large junction. 

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