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Cristolândia

Houses of God | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Issue: "The new urban frontier," March 9, 2013

People wait outside on Jan. 11 for the opening of Cristolândia, a church offering free breakfasts, lunches, showers, and haircuts to crack addicts and the homeless in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. Former drug users and the homeless serve as full-time workers at the church, located in an area known for crack cocaine use.

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