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Colombian garbage man builds library from discarded books

BOGOTA: Emptying the bins of Colombia's capital, Jose Alberto Gutierrez one day found a copy of the classic novel "Anna Karenina," and kept it. That was 20 years ago -- and the garbage man continued to collect Bogota's discarded books, amassing 25,000 in a free library, swelled by donations. "I realized that people were throwing books away in the rubbish. I started to rescue them," Gutierrez, a stocky, grey-haired man of 54, told AFP. He never got past primary school as a student, but is now dubbed "The Lord of the…