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Home to over 400,000 people, Ventanilla is Peru's largest shantytown. It is located in the hills of the coastal desert north of Lima. Ignored for years, residents are finally starting to see services such as street lights and police patrols. Ventanilla, however, remains a place of poverty, crime, and hardship.
  • Residents of the Pachacutec neighborhood gather after a community workshop on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A couple poses for a portrait with their child on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • Residents of the Pachacutec neighborhood gather after a community workshop on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • Children pose for a picture on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • The sun sets on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • The door of a house sits open a crack on Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A boy plays with a deflated ball on Friday, Apr. 17, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A man at a job training center on Friday, Apr. 17, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • People play volleyball in the street on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A man reads in a window on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A neighborhood bar at dusk on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • Paul De La Haca leads a drum circle at a religious program for former drug addicts on Sunday, Apr. 19, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • Paul De La Haca leads a drum circle at a religious program for former drug addicts on Sunday, Apr. 19, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A woman stands on the side of the road on Monday, Apr. 13, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A woman looks out of her house on Monday, Apr. 13, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A man repairs a moto taxi on Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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  • A man repairs a moto taxi on Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009 in Ventanilla, Peru.
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