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Brazil: The homeless man who lives in a tree

29 June 2011 Last updated at 03:40 BST

There are an estimated 14,000 people living in the streets and shelters of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and economic capital.

One man, who works the streets as a shoe-shiner, has decided to take up residence in a tree beside one of Sao Paulo's busiest roads.

It is his way of trying to stay clear of the dangers of living without a home.