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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 August, 2004, 18:48 GMT 19:48 UK
In pictures: The Roma of Athens
Young Roma girls, Athens
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Roma children in Athens' district of Ano Liossia like the camera.
Young Roma boy, Athens
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But their smiles belie their community's sense of outrage - at living in squalor in the shadow of the new Olympic stadium.
Roma children, Athens
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They see themselves as an anomaly - the people the Olympics forgot.
Roma children, Athens
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The younger children speak of being chased away by armed police whenever they go near the stadium.
Roma, Athens
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Their drab wasteland is a stark contrast to the splendours of the new building.
Roma man and child, Athens
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Families worry their children are exposed to illness, as the municipality's rubbish trucks have stopped coming to the area.


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