In this Sept. 2, 2010 photo, children play on the sand near their shanty home made with tarpaulins and plastic sheets in the sprawling slum on the edge of the Philippines' Manila Bay. As the U.N. ... more 
In this Sept. 2, 2010 photo, children play on the sand near their shanty home made with tarpaulins and plastic sheets in the sprawling slum on the edge of the Philippines' Manila Bay. As the U.N. holds a September 2010 summit to review progress in helping the world's have-nots, the good news is a sharp decline in Asian poverty rates, thanks largely to robust economic growth in China and India. But gains are patchy, and millions still await relief. And poverty rates have actually risen in parts of the Middle East and Eastern Europe. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Roque
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 7:50 PM EDT