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Brazil. Sao Paulo state. Sao Paulo. The "catadores" are men who collect paper, metals, bottles ... in order to sell these items as recycled materials and make a living. Waste collector. They usualy live in the streets. When the men are too weak, they cannot pull a cart anymore. They have to collect everything in a bag which they carry on the shoulder. A woman is walking with an umbrella to protect her head from the heat of the sun. © 1994 Didier Ruef ..