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Homeless couple calls Colombian sewer home

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Miguel Restrepo, 62, looks up from his sewer home in Medellin, Colombia, Dec. 4, 2012.

Albeiro Lopera, Reuters — Former drug addict Miguel Restrepo, 62, has been living in an abandoned sewer with his wife and dog Blackie for 22 years. Their home, fitted with a kitchen, fan, television, chair and bed, is a 64.5-square-feet tunnel that leaks when it rains and requires a manhole cover.

In a video on the BBC website, Restrepo says that he lives better than the president of Colombia.

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Miguel Restrepo, 62, and wife Maria Garcia, left, prepare Christmas decorations outside their sewer home in Medellin, Colombia on Dec. 4

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Maria Garcia cooks in her sewer home in Medellin, Colombia, Dec. 4.

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Miguel Restrepo, left, rests with his wife Maria Garcia and their dog on a bed inside their sewer home in Medellin, Colombia, Dec. 4.

A Colombian man claims he has lived inside a sewer for more than 20 years. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

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