Of about 6000 homeless people living in Bucharest, an estimated 1000 are children. Many find warmth and shelter in Bucharest's system of underground canals built for heating, water and sewage pipes.

Romania's vast orphanage system was instituted during the time of Communist-era dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who made abortions illegal.

During the early days of the post-Communist period, conditions at the orphanages reached an all-time low. All necessities were in short supply, including food and proper care.

Many children ran away when they were old enough to manage on their own in the capital city.

Twenty-five years after the Romanian Revolution, a new generation of homeless, drug-addicted youth have taken to the streets and found shelter underground.

There they live short, tragic lives, sometimes bearing children who more often than not, are taken into state custody like their parents before them

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Remus lives in a crawlspace by himself beneath Piata Victoriei in the center of Bucharest.
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Remus, 26, enters his 'home' through a manhole he has wedged open. 
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Maddalena Ilie, 22, with her dog and her mother, 38 year-old Flori Ilie. 
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A homeless drug addict begs for money. 
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Carina in an underground space that makes up Bucharest's vast system of heating and sewage canals. 
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Sergiiu, 24, living under a bridge with other homeless youth. 
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An abandoned drug house destroyed by fire. 
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Dana, with her two year-old daughter, struggles each month to pay for a rented room. 
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Victory Outreach is a soup kitchen and support center for homeless people. 
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At Victory Outreach, a boy receives donated clothing. 
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Heroine users gather at a park next to Gara de Nord station. 
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 A man high on drugs at a park near Gara de Nord. 
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A woman addicted to heroine sleeps at a park near Gara de Nord. 
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Needle used for injecting heroine. 
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Discarded needles at a park near Gara de Nord. 
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"Bruce Lee" is the leader and protector of the drug addicted youth who gather at a park near Gara de Nord train station in Bucharest. He is known for wearing hundreds of keys, going around barefoot and is usually surrounded by about a dozen stray dogs.
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Cosmin, 16,  is a runaway living on the streets. 
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