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The Price of Precious

Already a soldier

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

Already a soldier

Already a soldier, a boy with an assault rifle pedals to base camp during fighting in the Ituri region in 2003. Photographer Marcus Bleasdale says that of all of his images from the Congo, this one has provoked the most response from the public.

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