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 Sunday, 26 January, 2003, 07:04 GMT
In pictures: The other Davos
As the world's business and political elite gathers behind riot police at the remote Swiss mountain resort of Davos for their annual forum anti-globalists throw a world forum of their own in the sunny Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.

Swiss riot police and a student at the Brazilian forum
Cold economic calculation requires serious protection at Davos while the accent in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is on openness.

Audience at Porto Alegre slide show
Events at the Brazilian social forum include a showing of images by renowned photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado.

Anti-US demonstrators in Porto Alegre
But politics are making their mark in Brazil, too, with demonstrations in support of Iraq and, closer to home, Venezuela.

Protester blows soap bubbles at riot police in Landquart, near Davos
There have been attempts at a gentler kind of protest in the frost and snow of Davos...

Police hem in protesters in Landquart, near Davos
...but with war in Iraq looming the Swiss are taking no chances and have ringed the resort with riot police.

Police water cannon in action in Landquart
Protesters kept away from Davos could do little but throw snowballs at police armed with water cannon.



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