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    Child Labor

    by Nicole Fruge posted July 12, 2012
    Young Indian bonded child laborers, top left to right, Mohammad Ishitiyak, 10, Iqrar, 11, Aqeel, 14, Kuldeep Mishra, 14, Mohammad Wasim, 13, Guddu, 11, and bottom left to right, Jilali, 14, Saddam, 10, Shakeel, 13, Mohammad Gufsharan, 15, Monu, 15 and Azaruddin, 14, wear numbers and pose for photographs after being rescued during a raid by workers from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the Childhood Movement, in New Delhi, India on July 11. —Kevin Frayer/AP

    Young Indian bonded child laborers, top left to right, Mohammad Ishitiyak, 10, Iqrar, 11, Aqeel, 14, Kuldeep Mishra, 14, Mohammad Wasim, 13, Guddu, 11, and bottom left to right, Jilali, 14, Saddam, 10, Shakeel, 13, Mohammad Gufsharan, 15, Monu, 15 and Azaruddin, 14, wear numbers and pose for photographs after being rescued during a raid by workers from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the Childhood Movement, in New Delhi, India on July 11. —Kevin Frayer/AP

    According to the Associated Press, 50,000 children are believed to be working in factories in New Delhi, with thousands more begging on the streets and sorting garbage. India recently passed a law aimed at fighting child labor by making education compulsory up to age 14 but grinding poverty still leads many kids to work, and certain industries that involve intricate machinery or delicate handiwork prefer their smaller hands.

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