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Photos from Roma communities in Bulgaria by Paul Jeffrey

1. Feride Ramadan Mehmed (left) and her husband Mehmed hold their children Birdzhan, 1, and Erdzhan, 3, in their house in the Maxsuda neighbourhood of Varna, Bulgaria. They are Turkish-speaking Roma, and were violently driven out of one neighbourhood by racist gangs. They took refuge in a United Methodist Church for a year before finding this small house to rent.

2. A woman pushes a cart of material to be recycled in a largely Roma, Turkish-speaking neighbourhood of Dobrich, in the northeast of Bulgaria.

3. Demir Sandev is a Turkish-speaking Roma man who recycles scrap for a living. He lives in the Maxsuda neighbourhood of Varna, Bulgaria.

4. A girl in the largely Roma neighbourhood of Gorno Ezerovo, part of the Bulgarian city of Burgas.

5. Anka Kostov, 70, lives in Gorno Ezerovo.

6. A young woman in her one-room house in a largely Roma, Turkish-speaking neighbourhood of Dobrich, in the northeast of Bulgaria.

7. Necmie Ahmed, 67, in front of her home in Dobrich.

8. Ganime Makmovida, 68, poses with members of her family in the largely Roma neighbourhood of Gorno Ezerovo, part of the Bulgarian city of Burgas.

9. A man heads a ball while playing football in the street in Gorno Ezerovo.

10. Gulten Murat harvests tomatoes in her garden for use in a feeding program sponsored by the United Methodist congregation in Dobrich.