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An unlikely ballerina emerges from a Manila slum

In this photo taken Nov. 25 2012, Filipino slum dweller Jessa Balote, center, balances during a class at Ballet Manila at the Philippine capital.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

The ghetto called Aroma reeks of putrefying trash collected by its residents for recycling. Half-naked children with grimy faces play on muddy dirt roads lined by crumbling shanties of tarpaulin walls, cracked tin roofs and communal toilets.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »