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Photo Essay: Child labour

 Reuters 18 June 2019

Across the world, rising poverty is forcing 215 million children into work. This powerful and provocative series of photos from Reuters shows children at work across the world. (75 Words) - By Staff Writer


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Mithun, 11, poses for a photo at a laterite brick mine in Ratnagiri district, about 360km (224 miles) south of Mumbai. He is paid two Indian rupees ($0.04) per brick and carries an average of 100 bricks out of the mine per day. Each brick costs between 10-14 rupees ($0.22-$0.31), and weighs around 40 kg. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump near Mae Sot December 22, 2019. About 300 immigrants who crossed illegally into Thailand from military-ruled Myanmar have taken refuge next to mounds of garbage outside the town of Mae Sot, about 5 km (3 miles) from the border. Photo: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A boy yawns as he waits for customers at his roadside apple stall in Kabul.Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Afghan boy Abdul Wahab works in a blacksmith's shop in Kabul. Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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An Indian child labourer arranges bricks at a brick factory in Tharvai village, about 35 km (22 miles) from the northern Indian city of Allahabad.Photo: REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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Simon, 12, holds a light to assist his supervisor working on a motorcycle engine at a workshop in Islamabad.Photo: REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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Waste collector Dinesh Mukherjee, 11, uses a magnet attached to a wooden stick to collect pieces of loose metal at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi.Photo: REUTERS/Reuters Staff

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Sidddiqullah, 12, carries a basket of potatoes to nearby vegetable and fruit vendors in Karachi.Photo: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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