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A windowless station wagon serves as a bus in a neighborhood in Maracaibo.
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Miguel Blanco, 26, suffers from hydrocephalus, a severe but treatable neurological condition, as well as malnutrition.
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A fisherman, covered in oil, exits Lake Maracaibo along the polluted shores of Cabimas, Venezuela.
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