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2007 Annual Meetings: Poverty Requiem

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. With the aim of singing poverty out of existence, students from the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing Arts sang the Poverty Requiem at Murrow Park, just opposite where this year's annual World Bank IMF meetings are being staged.

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. The performers took their message to this year's annual meetings to reinforce the idea of people working together taking a stand for awareness.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. The idea behind the Poverty Requiem - created by Syliva Borren, the head of Oxfam in the Netherlands, is to "sing poverty out of existence"

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Performers from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts. Original choreography by Noortje Bijvoets and Feri de Geus.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. The Poverty Requiem is played continuously for 24 hours in different locations around the world to mark Global Poverty Day.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Bono avatar.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Ted Van Hess(far r.) of the One Campaign speaks to Dutch Ministers about the Poverty Requiem.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. A homeless man listens to the requiem.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. View of the performers of the Poverty Requiem in front of the World Bank building.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Students from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts after their performance of the Poverty Requiem.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

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October 21, 2007 - 2007 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Poverty Requiem. (L. to R.) Lyricist Sylvia Borren, Composer Peter Maissan after the performance.

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank




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