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Abandoned women of Mexico

<p>A woman looks on at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. At least 400 women live at the shelter, most of them having been abandoned by their families due to mental health problems and the global economic crisis. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman looks on at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. At least 400 women live at the shelter, most of them having been abandoned by their families due to mental health problems and the global economic crisis. REUTERS/Eliana...more

A woman looks on at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. At least 400 women live at the shelter, most of them having been abandoned by their families due to mental health problems and the global economic crisis. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A woman relaxes as others receive medicine at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman relaxes as others receive medicine at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman relaxes as others receive medicine at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Women sit outside the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

Women sit outside the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Women sit outside the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A woman eats during lunchtime at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman eats during lunchtime at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman eats during lunchtime at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Women wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

Women wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Women wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Women wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

Women wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Women wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A woman sitting in a wheelchair eats in her room at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman sitting in a wheelchair eats in her room at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman sitting in a wheelchair eats in her room at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Two blind women walk at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

Two blind women walk at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Two blind women walk at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A woman waits for food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman waits for food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman waits for food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Women wait in line for food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

Women wait in line for food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Women wait in line for food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A woman lies on the floor as others wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte</p>

A woman lies on the floor as others wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman lies on the floor as others wait in line to get food at the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A woman stands outside the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman stands outside the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman stands outside the Villa Mujeres shelter in Mexico City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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