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Do we have to learn to live with slums?

The rich elite in cities across the world want to clear the slums which are now home to a billion people. But many of those who live in shanty towns do not want to leave.

Newsnight's Paul Mason travelled to the slums which line the San Miguel canal in the Philippines capital Manila to find out why.

Broadcast on Tuesday 16 August 2011.

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