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Childhood Lost in Burkina Faso Gold Mines

Down the Shaft

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Down the Shaft

Gripping knotted ropes, Joseph, 15, and Germain, 12, work their way down a hand-dug, 150-foot-deep mine shaft near Kollo, a mining village near Tiebele, Burkina Faso.