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The Price of Precious

Waiting his turn

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Child minerThe Sufferance MineGoing for goldWaiting his turnAlready a soldier125 years of indelible imagesMarcus Bleasdale's portfolio

Waiting his turn

A boy waits his turn for spoonfuls of rice and beans in Pluto. In some areas of eastern Congo up to 40 percent of gold miners are children, often forcibly recruited by militias.

The images in this slide show are from the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine.