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Rio de Janeiro landfill featured in Oscar-nominated documentary 'Waste Land'

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People collect recyclable materials from Jardim Gramacho municipal landfill where the documentary "Lixo Extraordinario," or "Waste Land," was filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 10.

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A woman reacts as items falls from a truck at the Jardim Gramacho municipal landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 10.

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People collect recyclable materials from Jardim Gramacho municipal landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 10.

Felipe Dana / AP

A woman collects recyclable materials from Jardim Gramacho municipal landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 10.

Felipe Dana / AP

People collect recyclable materials from the Jardim Gramacho municipal landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 10.

These images moved today of Jardim Gramacho, one of the largest landfills in the world. The AP reports that after decades of anonymity, the workers at Jardim Gramacho have been catapulted to fame by a collaboration with Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who used the trash they sort to create portraits of the pickers. A documentary recording that experience is now vying for an Oscar.

More on the documentary 'Waste Land' here.