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The 1,500 residents of a slum in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, face eviction after the landowner went to court to secure an injunction.

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A man runs near a burning bus as residents of the Pinheirinho slum in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, brace for police to arrive to evict them. Some 1,500 families have been occupying private land for the past eight years.

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A resident of the slum in Sao Jose dos Campos, 80 kilometres northeast of Sao Paulo, awaits a court verdict for the landowner's eviction bid.

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Residents of the Pinheirinho slum prepare to defend their homes as they await the arrival of police.

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A resident stands in front of a police line after a federal court injunction temporarily suspended the eviction.

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Slum residents await the arrival of police expected to carry out an eviction order.

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Residents celebrate after hearing a federal court injunction temporarily suspended the eviction bid.

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Residents of the Pinheirinho slum celebrate after the announcement of the court decision.

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