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Deep inside the massive favela called Brasilandia, one of the biggest of Sao Paulo’s wretched slums, lives Rose with her husband Ivo and their three disabled children. Their surname: “Amor Divino,” translates as Divine Love. Read photographer Nacho Doce’s personal account of documenting the families life.

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Caribbean Crew Youth Group. Nairobi 2011

Bob Miller (b. 1986, United States) is a photographer and multimedia storyteller with roots in America’s deep South. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, the International Photography Awards, American Photography and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. He has also exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. Having a background in graphic design, Bob returned to graduate school in the summer of 2010 to study photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He currently works as the photographer and filmmaker for the Slaughter Group.

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“Members of the Caribbean Crew Youth Group wash cars and 14-passenger Matatus at the entrance to Kibera slum in Nairobi. The money earned from their labor is consistent but minimal says acting secretary Abdallah Juma, 23. Financial instability is the group’s primary hurdle to reaching the long term goal of seeing fewer youths unemployed. “We are the founders of this country,” Juma said. “Even without government intervention, we as youth can do it ourselves.” Caribbean Youth was begun in 2008 as a result of the post-election violence, and since then has adopted over 60 members. In addition to the car wash, the youth gather manure for compost, sort plastics to sell for income and organize a conflict management and peacekeeping team.”

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It's not every day you stumble across a video game that is, at its core, about the fear and pain of growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father. But it's just that kind of personal backstory that makes upcoming PS3 indie puzzle platformer Papo & Yo stand out among crowds of first-person shooters and throwaway casual games that seem to be the focus of much of the industry these days.

Not that the game is in your face about its message. You can play Papo & Yo and be totally unaware of the specific inspiration for the game's hulking pink monster, who can eat frogs to transform from being young protagonist Quico's best friend into an uncontrollable force of nature that is Quico's biggest threat. But creator Vander Caballero said he hopes the metaphorical beast will convey the feelings he had growing up in a house with just such an unpredictable parent.

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One billion people worldwide live in slums, a number that will likely double by 2030. The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions, but they are generally inhabited by the very poor or socially disadvantaged. Slum buildings can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services. In this post, I've included images from several slums including Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, the second largest slum in Africa (and the third largest in the world); New Building slum in central Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Pinheirinho slum - where residents recently resisted police efforts to forcibly evict them; and slum dwellers from Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, India. India has about 93 million slum dwellers and as much as 50% of New Delhi's population is thought to live in slums, 60% of Mumbai. -- Paula Nelson (55 photos total)
Cambodian lawmaker Mu Sochuo, from the opposition Sam Rainsy party, pleads with riot policemen to stop a forced eviction of villagers at a slum village in the centre of Phnom Penh, Jan. 4, 2012. Cambodian lawmakers from the opposition Sam Rainsy party visited the village after authorities forcefully evicted villagers from the Borei Keila community in the capital. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

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French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik, who was killed Wednesday in Homs, Syria, won first place in the General News category for the 2012 World Press Photo competition for his photo story, “Battle for Libya.” Take a look back over his photography from Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake there. (All images credit Rémi Ochlik/Imago/Zuma Press unless specified. All images taken in November 2010 unless specified.)

A view of the Aviation refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in November 2010, as cholera raged throughout refugee camps across the country.

A young person is cared for at a cholera-treatment center in Haiti.

A woman prays in a cholera treatment camp.

A child plays in Port-au-Prince’s Cite Soleil slum.

Cyclists in Cap Hatien pass burning tires set ablaze by locals angry at U.N. peacekeepers, whom they blame for the outbreak of cholera.

Roadblocks are set up around Cap Hatien by angry protesters.

People gather in the street of Cap Hatien to protest the U.N. presence.

A coffin in the streets of Cap Hatien.

At sunrise in Aviation Refugee Camp, a child emerges from a makeshift shower in an abandoned helicopter.

Brazilian soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping force patrol the Cite Soleil slum.

A view of U.N. peacekeepers on patrol in Cite Soleil.

Supporters of presidential candidate Jude Celestin rally at the Carrefour airport.

Presidential candidate Michal Martelly rallies supporters in Port-au-Prince.

Police arrest two men they say were involved in a knife fight on the sidelines of a political rally.

Another view of the arrests at the political rally.

Martelly supporters at a rally in Port-au-Prince.

Supporters of Mirlande Manigat, the only female candidate in the Haitian presidential election, attend a musical rally in Port-au-Prince.

Manigat supporters shout their approval.

Haitian police check bystanders for weapons during a patrol around the Cite Soleil slum and Aviation refugee camp in December 2010.

A woman suffering from cholera arrives via wheelbarrow at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Port-au-Prince in November 2010.

Rémi Ochlik in an undated photo. (Lucas Mebrouk Dolega/AFP/Getty Images)

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The children were very concentrated on painting the favela wall, but when I climbed up a house to take a panoramic shot I realized how tiny that one wall was among so much poverty.

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the most dangerous favela of Rio de Janeiro
After a harsh confrontation between police and the army against a gang of drug dealers, the security forces in Brazil have managed to gain control of the favela of Vila Cruzeiro, one of the most dangerous of Rio

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