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A homeless man sits under a sign giving directions to the White House

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A homeless man sits under a sign giving directions to the White House at the entrance of the McPherson Metro Station in Washington DC

TOPSHOTS A homeless family lives under a...TOPSHOTS A homeless family lives under a statue in Manila on July 24, 2014.  The Philippines' roaring economy cooled in the first quarter of the year as the impacts of Super Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters hit harder than expected, official data showed.  AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless family live under statues in Manila. The Philippines’ economy cooled in the first quarter of the year as the impacts of Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters hit hard, official data showed. 

A homeless man takes a nap by the roadsi...A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi on July 22, 2014. Delhi has a homeless population of more than 100,000 people sleeping on streets, pavements, rickshaws, two wheel handcarts, flyovers, under the bridges and in parks across the city. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGHPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi, India. Delhi has a homeless population of more than 100,000 people sleeping on streets, pavements, rickshaws, two wheel handcarts, flyovers, under the bridges and in parks across the city 

African refugees live homelessly at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sana'a, Yemen, 20 June 2014. The number of African refugees who have come to Yemen during the past few years has reached 750,000, most of them are Somalis. World Refugee Day is marked on 20 June each year.

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Homeless African refugees gather at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sanaa, Yemen

A South African woman and a child sit at a vacant land, following the mass eviction of two weeks ago, in Lwandle, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 June 2014. Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille confirmed the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) who own the land would be responsible for rebuilding the 849 homes destroyed in the evictions. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is probing the evictions due to the excessive use of force by police and the inhumane nature in which it was carried out. The families were evicted in the midst of a severe storm in the middle of winter with no alternate shelter being provided. They have now been told they can move back onto the land but are afraid to do so in case of further evictions. There have been numerous evictions across the country in the wake of the general elections with housing and the lack of it being one of the major issues facing the new government.

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A woman and a child sit at a vacant land in Lwandle, Cape Town, South Africa, following a mass eviction two weeks ago

An internally displaced Afghan girl pose...An internally displaced Afghan girl poses for a photograph in front of her tent on the outskirts of Herat on May 12, 2014. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country is currently estimated at some 600,000 and this figure may rise further in 2014, according to the UNHCR Global Appeal 2014-2015. AFP PHOTO/AREF KARIMIAref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images

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An displaced girl poses in front of her tent on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country is estimated to be about 600,000 and this may rise further in 2014, according to the UNHCR Global Appeal 2014-2015 

An Indian woman prepares a meal at her temporary home under a flyover in Jammu, India, Friday, May 2, 2014. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets.

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A woman prepares a meal under a flyover in Jammu, India on Friday. The World Bank estimates that 400m of the world’s 1.2bn extreme poor are in India, many of them migrating to big cities in search of work and often ending up on the streets

An Indian woman holding a baby on her lap sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, April 28, 2014. A massive fire broke out at a scrap yard and spread to the adjacent slum area leaving hundreds of impoverished residents homeless and injuring two. Shantytowns in India are mostly built illegally without any safety standards.

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A woman cradles a baby in her lap as she sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India

Homeless people bundle up at the McPherson Square Metrorail stop near the White House after the region was pounded with snow overnight around Washington...Homeless people bundle up at the McPherson Square Metrorail stop near the White House after the region was pounded with snow overnight around Washington, February 13, 2014.    REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Homeless people bundle up at the McPherson Square Metro station near the White House in Washington to escape the snow

Typhoon victims queue for free food at an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines February 13, 2014. Homeless residents are still living in tents and makeshift shelters in evacuation centres nearly 100 days after super Typhoon Haiyan hit central Philippines, local officials said.

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Typhoon victims queue for food at an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines on Thursday. Thousands of people made homeless by the super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country nearly 100 days ago, are still living in tents and makeshift shelters.

A homeless man reaches out for chewing tobacco from his friend after waking up at a place that rents out beds to poor people in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Beds on a cot with blankets cost approximately $.50 while a bed on the ground with blankets cost $.15 per day.

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A homeless man reaches out for chewing tobacco from his friend after waking up at a place that rents out beds to poor people in New Delhi, India. Beds on a cot with blankets cost approximately 50 US cents while a bed on the ground with blankets cost 15 US cents a day.

People gather in the Christian ...TOPSHOTS People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, on December 18, 2013.   The Christian camp is on one side, the Muslim camp on another, separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes, a no man's land swirling with bitterness, rumours and accusations .AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Christians and Muslims used to live to together in relative harmony in Bossangoa, but now religious tensions are high and the two sides live in camps separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes. 

An elderly woman who has been affected by Tuesday's earthquake sits at a temporary shelter in Blang Mancung, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The death toll from the earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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An elderly woman who has been affected by Tuesday’s earthquake sits at a temporary shelter in Blang Mancung, Aceh Province, Indonesia, on Thursday. The death toll from the earthquake that hit earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said. 

A homeless man sleeps on the ground in L...A homeless man sleeps on the ground in Lisbon on July 3, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless man sleeps in Lisbon, Portugal

Marialena, a homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens...Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens May 13, 2013. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs and the unemployment rate in the country reached 26.8 percent in March, new figures show. According to Praxis, a non-governmental organisation, the number of homeless in Greece has nearly doubled to over 20,000 from 11,000 in 2009. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 41 FOR PACKAGE 'DOWN AND OUT IN ATHENS'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'UNEMPLOYMENT YANNIS'

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Marialena, a 42 year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation programme, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens

Henryk, who has lived at the Camillian Mission shelter for homeless people for five years, looks out as he eats his meal at the shelter in Warsaw...Henryk, 58, who has lived at the Camillian Mission shelter for homeless people for five years, looks out as he eats his meal at the shelter in Warsaw June 4, 2013. Food Bank SOS is an organisation that distributes food, including produce that would have otherwise gone to waste, to charities such as the Camillian Mission, which use it to help the needy. Cutting the amount of food that goes to waste is the special theme of this year's World Environment Day on June 5. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that about a third of all the food produced for human consumption worldwide every year is wasted. Picture taken June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 19 OF 19 FOR PACKAGE  'ENVIRONMENT DAY - FOOD BANK SOS' SEARCH 'FOOD BANK SOS' FOR ALL IMAGES

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Henryk, 58, eats his meal at the Camillian Mission shelter for homeless people in Warsaw where he has lived for five years. Food Bank SOS distributes food, including produce that would have otherwise gone to waste, to charities such as the Camillian Mission. Cutting the amount of food that goes to waste is the theme of this year’s World Environment Day on Wednesday. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that about a third of all the food produced for human consumption worldwide every year is wasted. 

Residents of the house of Vinzirast "Mittendrin" are pictured in Vienna...A combination photo shows the first residents of the 'Vinzirast Mittendrin' housing project, Gereon, Christin, Gerald, Benjamin, Meike, Malamine, Shabi, Christine (clockwise from top L) and project founder Cecily Corty (C) posing for portraits in the stairwell of the building in Vienna May 23, 2013. The 'Vinzirast Mittendrin' housing project, where students and homeless people live and work together, took three years to be realised and is entirely funded by private donations. The ten shared flats with 27 places to sleep and a cafe on the ground floor was opened in May this year in a house which had remained empty for many years. The fixed rent per person is around 300 Euros a month. There is also the possibility of working in the cafe. Picture taken May23.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger  (AUSTRIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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Residents of the “Vinzirast Mittendrin” house are pictured in Vienna. The photo montage shows the portraits of the first residents of the Vinzirast Mittendrin housing project in the stairwell of the building in Vienna, Austria

Rohingya women sit in front of their rel...Rohingya women sit in front of their relief tent at the Mansi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on May 15, 2013. A cyclone threatening to lash low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to have weakened, but still poses a risk to more than eight million people, according to the UN.  AFP PHOTO / SOE THAN WINSoe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Rohingya women sit in front of their relief tent at the Mansi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on Wednesday. A cyclone threatening to lash low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to have weakened, but still poses a risk to more than 8 million people, according to the UN. 

A homeless family rests on their cart, which they use to earn their living by gathering recyclable materials, near Manila's Makati financial district April 24, 2013.  Poverty incidence in the Philippines has remained unchanged despite the 6.6 percent economic growth rate that the country posted last year, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) said on Tuesday. In a news briefing, NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert said that poverty incidence among population was estimated at 27.9 percent during the first semester of 2012.

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A homeless family rests on their cart near Manila’s Makati financial district. They use their cart to earn a living by gathering recyclable materials. Poverty incidence in the Philippines has remained unchanged despite the 6.6 per cent economic growth rate that the country posted last year, the National Statistical Co-ordination Board said on Tuesday.