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At the World Bank conference in China, Brazil's president Lula called for a change in attitude to poverty alleviation and said that poverty is "the worst weapon of mass destruction".

In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, GDP per head went down from 800 to 571 dollars. Life expectancy has also fallen and 15 percent of the population has AIDS.

Reporter Hilary Mbobe visited a village where families resort to selling their daughters into marriage to get out of debt.

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Panos London

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05/26/2004

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