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(FILES) — File picture dated 07 March 2007 shows a Mauritanian girl standing outside her family’s shack in a shanty town in Nouakchott’s El-Mina quarter, which is mainly inhabited by the descendants of ancient slaves. Mauritania has set aside 19 million euros (28 million dollars) in its 2008 national budget to be used to redress social injustices suffered by former slaves, the official news agency said on 23 November 2007. AFP PHOTO / GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)