Residents sit inside their shanty on World Poverty Day in a Cairo slum

 
Residents sit inside their shanty on World Poverty Day in a Cairo slum
Residents sit inside their shanty on World Poverty Day in a Cairo slum October 17, 2007. The proportion of Egyptians living in absolute poverty has risen despite relatively rapid rates of economic growth this decade, the head of the United Nations operations in Egypt said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri (EGYPT)