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Bir Lehlu is a village in the part of the Western Sahara claimed by Morocco.
A soldier waves back to his colleagues during a counter terrorism patrol in the Western Sahara desert.
Counter terrorism patrols are carried out regularly in the areas of the Western Sahara where Moroccan-claimed land borders Algeria and Mauritania.
A decorative light in the shape of the Western Sahara hangs in the desert near Bir Lehlu.
Containers full of aid are lined up in the desert near the Rabouni refugee camp.
A man stands beside his broken-down car in the Rabouni camp.
A woman dresses in festive attire and waves a Western Sahara flag during a rally for the independence of the Western Sahara.
A Saharawi military parade is under way in the desert near the 27 February refugee camp.
Women join the parade in support of independence for the Western Sahara.
A soldier carries a SPLA flag near the Rabouni camp near Tindouf, Algeria.
The Smara refugee camp in southern Algeria is home to thousands of Western Saharan refugees.
Women sift through clothing at a street market in the Smara refugee camp.
Around and inside Gorongosa live around 250,000 persons that continue struggling to survive from a hard daily life after decades of civil war that came after independence from Portugal
Mourners walk with the coffin to the cemetery during the funeral for Rodrigo, who passed away after 7 years of suffering from diabetes and nutritional deficiencies. In his last months, the 49 year-old father of five, decided not to seek further treatment in order to save his family the financial burden.
In Guatemala, death too often represents a heavy financial burden. On top of their daily struggle to secure money for food and necessities, many families have to deal not only with grief but also with huge debts for the wake and funeral.
Santos Cornelio, 9, and Reyna Petronila, 14, live in a one-room house. The family that consists parents and four children has only one bed made of wooden planks with no mattress. Three people sleep in the bed and the rest sleep on the dirt floor on a woven straw mat. Their father Luciana recently underwent an operation to remove tumor from stomach and has not be able to work due to his recovery.