World Social Forum 2009: Getting started

27 January 2009 - 7:14am

The mood is festive and full of anticipation, as people from around Brazil and the rest of the world, of all ages and cultural backgrounds, are mingling in groups, buying snacks and trying to find their way around. This really seems like a place where serious issues and ideas can be discussed in a celebratory setting and we are getting quite excited - but it's also quite hot!


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