These photos say it all.
The World Cup in Brazil this month is shining a global spotlight on the nation’s wealth gap and mounting social unrest over government services. Despite the fact that Brazil is the unofficial capital of soccer, a whopping 61 percent of its people say that hosting the World Cup is bad for the country, according to a Pew poll.
With more than $11 billion spent on the World Cup, many Brazilians are wondering where else that money could have gone.
Here are 12 of the most striking photos that show some of the conditions and controversies in the World Cup’s host country: