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A Colombian couple's home - in a sewer pipe

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Miguel Restrepo, 62, looks up from his sewer home in Medellin December 4, 2012. The former drug addict has been living in an abandoned sewer with his wife, Maria Garcia, and dog, Blackie, for 22 years.

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Their home, which is fitted with a kitchen, a fan, TV, a chair and a bed, is six square meters and 1.4 meters high;

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Miguel Restrepo plays with his dog Blackie in his home.

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Maria Garcia cooks in the kitchen.

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The couple’s home leaks when it rains, and it requires a manhole cover to close up.

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