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Chinkota village

A villager walks home with her fire wood in flated grounds that he used to cultivate on July 13, 2011 in Chinkota village. The abandoned site looks like a quarried mine, but the bleak terraces of gravelly sand near Malawi's capital are the only evidence of US singer Madonna's $15 million... ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images
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