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PHILIPPINES-RAILWAYS-POVERTY

Children play basketball along railroad tracks bounded by shanty houses in Manila on March 12, 2008. The government have began clearing squatters along the Philippine railway as part of Chinese-funded project to reform the country's decrepit railway line. The Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of China is funding a 400-million USD loan for the North Luzon Railways Project (NorthRail) one of several massive infrastructure projects in Philippines that China is funding. AFP PHOTO/Jay DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Taken on March 12, 2008