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Getting lucky at the dump
Nestled in the heart of one of Maputo's poorest neighborhoods, a ravine with a glorious view of the Indian Ocean is used as a local dump and is filled with garbage that piles up in huge mounds and releases a foul smoke into the air where it is being burned. Barefoot children, turkeys, and chickens scavenge through the trash looking for anything of use or value. These four boys are excited with their latest find.

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Eugene Ahn

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Posted 10:54AM on Friday, September 07, 2007 Pacific Time


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