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Below, HuffPost takes a closer look at different slums around the world. See the living conditions in some of the world's best-known slums in the gallery below:
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In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, people walk by newly painted houses in the Villa 31 shanty town that overlooks wealthy neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP)


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Panoramic view of the Santa Marta 'favela' (shantytown) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 15, 2011. (Getty)

Slums in Brazil are called favelas. They are usually located on the outskirts of major cities, like Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. Favela neighborhoods, built without permission, are plagued by a lack of sanitation networks, electricity and plumbing. Preparing to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been trying to "clean up" many favelas, leading to forced evictions and demolitions.

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Night view of favela (shantytown), Morro dos Prazeres, on a hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 8, 2011. (Getty)

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People play football in an alley at the Villa 21-24 shantytown in Buenos Aires on October 4, 2011. (Getty)


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Villa 20, Buenos Aires
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A man attempts to make an illegal electricity service connection in Villa 20, a shantytown with a population of 25,000 people and which extends over 29 blocks, in Buenos Aires, October 2007. (Getty)

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Turkey's Gecekondu Neighborhoods
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A woman cooks in the shantytown in Diyarbakir, May 27, 2004, behind the majority-Kurdish populated southern Turkish city's ancient walls. (Getty)

Gecekondu translates literally to 'built overnight.' In order to cut housing and urban planning costs, the government allowed gecekondus in bigger cities, like Istanbul, until the 1980s. More recently, a number of gecekondus have been turned into lower-middle class housing by developers.

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Diyarbakir, Turkey
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A little boy plays on the stairs in the shantytown in Diyarbakir, May 27, 2004, behind the majority-Kurdish populated southern Turkish city's ancient walls. (Getty)

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