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Dogs, wearing hats and sunglasses, are used by their owner to beg for coins in Manila on July 22, 2010. The Philippine government said it would give money directly to poor families in an effort to fight a sharp rise in the number of Filipinos enduring severe hunger. President Benigno Aquino's new administration said it wanted to act after a survey released reported that about 780,000 families in the Philippines, 4.2 percent of the total, felt hunger 'often or always'. By Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images.

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