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Childhood Lost in Burkina Faso Gold Mines

Missing School

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Missing School

Karim Sawadogo, 9, works with his uncle at a gold mine. He has been to school, but only for a while. "My dream," he says, "is to make enough money so I don't have to do this anymore," reports photographer Larry C. Price.