Budgam, Republic of India
A KASHMIRI MUSLIM GIRL WORKS ON A CARPET IN BUDGAM.
Naseema Bano, a 16-year-old Kashmiri Muslim girl, weaves a carpet on a
loom in Budgam, on the outskirts of Srinagar, November 13, 2002.
According to non-governmental organisations, more than 20,000 children
are working in the carpet-manufacturing units in Budgam and Srinagar,
and nearly 80 percent of them suffer from myopia and retinal detachment
due to the constant eye strain of their taxing labour. REUTERS/Altaf