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In pictures: Life on a landless camp in Brazil
Roof of leaves

The families immediately begin to build their own home out of the materials at hand. Already, the families are practising one of the key principles of the MST: self-reliance.

In the north of Brazil, such as in this camp, the landless build camps from palm-leaves; in the south, the MST use black polythene. All members learn the movement's "anthem", and other songs.

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