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Barbara Penha receives radio-frequency treatment on her abdomen at the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Medicine in Rio de Janeiro. She receives the treatment free of charge at the clinic that provides the poor access to cosmetic treatments. "We're actually treating something very important - the patient's self esteem," says Dr. Nelson Rosas (left). The philosophy behind more than 200 such clinics across Brazil is that beauty is a right, and that the poor deserve to be ravishing, too. (Associated Press)