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Jessa Ballote is a 14 year old girl who grew up in Tondo, one of the poorest slum areas in Manila, near a huge dumpsite. In the last four years since she got a scolarship to join the Manila ballet sch

Jessa Ballote is a 14 year old girl who grew up in Tondo, one of the poorest slum areas in Manila, near a huge dumpsite. In the last four years since she got a scolarship to join the Manila ballet school.

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Date Taken: 09.2012
Date Uploaded: 10.2012
Photo Location: Philippines
Copyright: © Biel Calderon