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Child Labour - 30 Jul 2013
A selection of our best recent and archive images relating to child labour.
PALESTINIANS/
RTX105ZF
May 30, 2013
Palestinian Mohammed Jundeya, 17, poses for a photograph in a car repair garage in Gaza City May 30,...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Jundeya poses for a photograph in a car repair garage in Gaza City
Palestinian Mohammed Jundeya, 17, poses for a photograph in a car repair garage in Gaza City May 30, 2013. Jundeya left school to work as an apprentice in the garage so that he could support his family's income. Apprentice mechanics earn around $100 per month, garage owners said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT PORTRAIT)
BANGLADESH-BUILDING/INSPECTIONS
RTX12352
July 28, 2013
Children fill up empty cigarettes manually with locally grown tobacco in a small bidi (cigarette) factory...
HARAGACH, Bangladesh
Children fill up empty cigarettes manually with locally grown tobacco in a small bidi (cigarette) factory...
Children fill up empty cigarettes manually with locally grown tobacco in a small bidi (cigarette) factory at Haragach in Rangpur district, Bangladesh July 11, 2013. According to a 2012 study by US-based NGO, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, over 45,000 people in Bangladesh are employed in manufacturing inexpensive cigarettes known as bidis and this number includes “many women and children working in household based establishments where they make low wages and live in poverty.” A 2011 research paper about bidi workers in Bangladesh, published in the journal Tobacco Control, says that working conditions can involve poor ventilation and exposure to tobacco dust, which can cause a range of health problems including respiratory and skin diseases. International attention has been focused on workers’ safety in Bangladesh since the disaster at Rana Plaza, a garment factory complex which collapsed in April, killing 1,132 workers. Picture taken July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: BUSINESS INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

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AFGHANISTAN/
RTXYBOJ
April 07, 2013
A boy works at a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 7, 2013. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags:...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
A boy works at a poppy field in Jalalabad province
A boy works at a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 7, 2013. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: AGRICULTURE HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
IRAQ/
RTXZ4VE
April 30, 2013
A boy working as a garbage collector holds a bag as he looks for recyclable waste at a dump site in Najaf,...
Najaf, Iraq
A boy working as a garbage collector holds a bag as he looks for recyclable waste at a dump site in Najaf...
A boy working as a garbage collector holds a bag as he looks for recyclable waste at a dump site in Najaf, 160 km (99 miles) south of Baghdad April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Mousa (IRAQ - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR3ED4Z
February 27, 2013
A boy works at a car wash in Aleppo February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL...
Aleppo, Syria
A boy works at a car wash in Aleppo
A boy works at a car wash in Aleppo February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR3B219
November 30, 2012
A boy separates starched sarees, a traditional Indian garment for women, left to dry on the roof of a...
Hyderabad, India
A boy separates starched sarees left to dry on the roof of a cotton factory in Hyderabad
A boy separates starched sarees, a traditional Indian garment for women, left to dry on the roof of a cotton factory in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TEXTILE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
YEMEN/
RTR3ANQ3
November 20, 2012
Workers carry dried mud bricks to a kiln at a traditional brick-manufacturing site in Sanaa November...
Sanaa, Yemen
Workers carry dried mud bricks to a kiln at a traditional brick-manufacturing site in Sanaa
Workers carry dried mud bricks to a kiln at a traditional brick-manufacturing site in Sanaa November 20, 2012. The bricks are made from clay and straw and are widely used in the construction of houses due to its low cost. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi (YEMEN - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR3ADPC
November 14, 2012
Boys carry sacks of animal feed on their backs on the outskirts of Kabul November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Boys carry sacks of animal feed on their backs on the outskirts of Kabul
Boys carry sacks of animal feed on their backs on the outskirts of Kabul November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA-COAL/
RTR39EUX
October 21, 2012
A boy carries coal at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand...
DHANBAD, India
A boy carries coal at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in Jharkhand
A boy carries coal at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand September 20, 2012. With oil and gas output disappointing and hydropower at full throttle, Asia's third-largest economy still relies on coal for most of its vast energy needs. About 75 percent of India's coal demand is met by domestic production and, according to government plans, that won't change over the next five years. Picture taken September 20, 2012. To match INDIA-COAL/ REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
HONDURAS/
RTR38IR0
September 28, 2012
A boy holds money in his hand after getting paid by passing drivers for filling potholes on a road on...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
A boy holds money in his hand after getting paid by passing drivers for filling potholes on a road on...
A boy holds money in his hand after getting paid by passing drivers for filling potholes on a road on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa September 27, 2012. According to the International Labour Organization there are around 215 million children working. Many of them work full-time and do not receive proper nutrition and care. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR36IPN
August 09, 2012
A boy sells fruit on a pushcart on the streets of Peshawar August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN...
Peshawar, Pakistan
A boy sells fruit on a pushcart on the streets of Peshawar
A boy sells fruit on a pushcart on the streets of Peshawar August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD)
MYANMAR/
RTR366RJ
August 05, 2012
A boy with a pneumatic drill breaks rocks near a construction site in Myanmar's new capital Naypyitaw...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar
A boy with a pneumatic drill breaks rocks near a construction site in Myanmar's new capital Naypyitaw...
A boy with a pneumatic drill breaks rocks near a construction site in Myanmar's new capital Naypyitaw August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2U1J1
November 15, 2011
A boy sorts through empty plastic bottles at a recyclables shop in Quetta on November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Naseer...
Quetta, Pakistan
A boy sorts through empty plastic bottles at a recyclables shop in Quetta
A boy sorts through empty plastic bottles at a recyclables shop in Quetta on November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2OPR1
July 10, 2011
Ali Jan, 13, sells biscuits and sweets at Karachi's Clifton beach July 10, 2011.
REUTERS/Athar Hussain...
Karachi, Pakistan
Ali Jan sells biscuits and sweets at Karachi's Clifton beach
Ali Jan, 13, sells biscuits and sweets at Karachi's Clifton beach July 10, 2011.
REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2N2ZS
May 30, 2011
Workers, including children, stitch embroidery on a saree, a traditional Indian garment, inside a workshop...
Kolkata, India
Workers, including children, stitch embroidery on a saree, a traditional Indian garment, inside a workshop...
Workers, including children, stitch embroidery on a saree, a traditional Indian garment, inside a workshop in Kolkata May 30, 2011. The workers say they earn 20 rupees ($0.44) a day. About 40 percent of India's 1.2 billion population lives below the U.N. estimated poverty line. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2MLWX
May 19, 2011
Child labourers sit on their wheelbarrows while waiting for work at a local market early in the morning...
Abbottabad, Pakistan
Child labourers sit on their wheelbarrows while waiting for work at a local market early in the morning...
Child labourers sit on their wheelbarrows while waiting for work at a local market early in the morning in Abbottabad May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2MK8C
May 18, 2011
Arshad,12, blows up multi-coloured balloons for sale along a road in Abbottabad May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar...
Abbottabad, Pakistan
A boy blows up balloons for sale in Abbottabad
Arshad,12, blows up multi-coloured balloons for sale along a road in Abbottabad May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2L7BU
April 14, 2011
Mithun, 11, poses for a photo at a laterite brick mine in Ratnagiri district, about 360km (224 miles)...
RATNAGIRI, India
A child labourer poses for a photo at a laterite brick mine in Ratnagiri district
Mithun, 11, poses for a photo at a laterite brick mine in Ratnagiri district, about 360km (224 miles) south of Mumbai, April 14, 2011. He is paid two Indian rupees ($0.04) per brick and carries an average of 100 bricks out of the mine per day. Each brick costs between 10-14 rupees ($0.22-$0.31), and weighs around 40 kg. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2J6C0
February 27, 2011
Child labourers move a sack of potatoes before sorting them at a vegetable market in Karachi February...
Karachi, Pakistan
Child labourers move a sack of potatoes before sorting them at a vegetable market in Karachi
Child labourers move a sack of potatoes before sorting them at a vegetable market in Karachi February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
HONDURAS-COFFEE/
RTR2IQ8U
February 17, 2011
A child worker picks coffee beans from coffee plants at a plantation in El Paraiso February 4, 2011....
El Paraiso, Honduras
A child worker picks coffee beans from coffee plants at a plantation in El Paraiso
A child worker picks coffee beans from coffee plants at a plantation in El Paraiso February 4, 2011. On the hilly slopes of southeastern Honduras, thousands of new coffee plants are sprouting, as growers here hope to cash in on sky-high coffee prices caused in part by a trend of declining production in other parts of Latin America. Picture taken February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS)
EGYPT/
RTXWYZZ
January 23, 2011
A child labourer works with cement at a building construction site on the outskirts of Cairo January...
Cairo, Egypt
A child labourer works with cement at a building construction site on the outskirts of Cairo
A child labourer works with cement at a building construction site on the outskirts of Cairo January 23, 2011. Egypt's population of 79 million people is growing at 2 percent a year and has a "youth bulge", with some 60 percent under 30 years old. Nine out of 10 jobless Egyptians are in this age group. About 40 percent of citizens live on less than $2 a day and a third are illiterate. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-CHILDREN/LABOUR
RTXVU81
December 18, 2010
Afghan boy Abdul Wahab works in a blacksmith's shop in Kabul December 14, 2010. Wahab is one of about...
Kabul, Afghanistan
To match Feature AFGHANISTAN-CHILDREN/LABOUR
Afghan boy Abdul Wahab works in a blacksmith's shop in Kabul December 14, 2010. Wahab is one of about 1.2 million Afghan children in part or full time work, the government says, in a country where war, poverty, widespread unemployment and a preference for large families have created a huge underage labour market. Picture taken December 14. To match Feature AFGHANISTAN-CHILDREN/LABOUR REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-CHILDREN/LABOUR
RTXVU84
December 18, 2010
A boy carries rubbish for recycling outside Kabul December 15, 2010. About 1.2 million Afghan children...
Kabul, Afghanistan
To match Feature AFGHANISTAN-CHILDREN/LABOUR
A boy carries rubbish for recycling outside Kabul December 15, 2010. About 1.2 million Afghan children carry out part or full time work, the government says, in a country where war, poverty, widespread unemployment and a preference for large families have created a huge underage labour market. Picture taken December 15. To match Feature AFGHANISTAN-CHILDREN/LABOUR REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
SUDAN/
RTR2CAMT
March 31, 2010
A girl carries her sister as she breaks rocks into smaller pieces to be sold for construction purposes...
Juba, Sudan
A girl carries her sister as she breaks rocks into smaller pieces to be sold for construction purposes...
A girl carries her sister as she breaks rocks into smaller pieces to be sold for construction purposes in Juba, south of the Sudan capital March 31, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SUDAN - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR29N7S
January 30, 2010
Nine-year-old Mohammad Hussain (C), an ethnic Hazara Afghan boy, weaves carpets with his siblings at...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Nine-year-old Mohammad Hussain weaves carpets with his siblings at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar...
Nine-year-old Mohammad Hussain (C), an ethnic Hazara Afghan boy, weaves carpets with his siblings at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar January 30, 2010. Hussain and other child labourers, between the ages of seven and 15, earn about 100 Pakistan rupees ($1.20) per day. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
THAILAND/
RTR28AG4
December 22, 2009
An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22,...
Mae Sot, Thailand
An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot
An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22, 2009. Despite terrible living conditions and the fear of being sent back to their country, several hundred illegal immigrants from Myanmar live and earn an average of $1 per day collecting plastic at the rubbish dump near the border town of Mae Sot. Myanmar's long-standing political crisis has forced millions of people to cross the border for a better and safer life. The first refugees arrived and set up camps in the Myanmar-Thailand border in 1984. Now, there are over 140,000 refugees in nine official camps along Thailand's western border. Many more are expected to be in unofficial settlements. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTXROVQ
December 10, 2009
Bonded child labourers work inside a small-scale "zari" (thread made from wire) factory before they were...
New Delhi, India
Bonded child labourers work inside a small-scale zari factory in New Delhi
Bonded child labourers work inside a small-scale "zari" (thread made from wire) factory before they were rescued during a joint operation conducted by police and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in New Delhi December 10, 2009. A total of 56 child labourers were rescued from small scale "zari" factories on Thursday, an NGO official said. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH/
RTXR5JJ
November 26, 2009
Hridoy, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka November 26, 2009. About 20 children...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Hridoy, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka
Hridoy, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka November 26, 2009. About 20 children are employed at the factory and most of them work for 12 hours a day. The weekly wage is 150 taka ($2.14) for the children. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
BANGLADESH/
RTXR1I9
November 23, 2009
Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka November 23, 2009. About 20 children...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka
Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka November 23, 2009. About 20 children are employed at the factory and most of them work for 12 hours a day. The weekly wage is 150 taka ($2.14) for the children. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
BANGLADESH/
RTXQZAV
November 21, 2009
Tota Miya, 10, shows his hands after preparing soil to make bricks in a brick field on the outskirts...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tota Miya, 10, shows his hands after preparing soil to make bricks in a brick field on the outskirts...
Tota Miya, 10, shows his hands after preparing soil to make bricks in a brick field on the outskirts of Dhaka November 21, 2009. About 20 children are employed at the brick factory and most work 12 hours a day. The daily wage is 150 taka ($2.20) for them. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BANGLADESH/
RTXQSQW
November 16, 2009
Rustam,10, works at an aluminium factory in Dhaka November 16, 2009. About 25 children are employed...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rustam works at an aluminium factory in Dhaka
Rustam,10, works at an aluminium factory in Dhaka November 16, 2009. About 25 children are employed at the factory and most of them work for 12 hours a day. The daily wage is 60 taka ($1.70) for the children. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT)
PAKISTAN/
RTXOZGZ
September 27, 2009
Siddiqullah,12, carries a basket of potatoes to nearby vegetable and fruit vendors in Karachi September...
Karachi, Pakistan
Sidddiqullah, 12, carries a basket of potatoes to nearby vegetable and fruit vendors in Karachi
Siddiqullah,12, carries a basket of potatoes to nearby vegetable and fruit vendors in Karachi September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBPCB
February 16, 2009
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere, 25 km (15 miles) from Bunia, in the resource-rich Ituri...
IGA BARRIERE, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere in eastern Congo
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere, 25 km (15 miles) from Bunia, in the resource-rich Ituri region of eastern Congo February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
INDIA/
RTR1LTTF
January 31, 2007
A child-labourer works inside a brick factory on the outskirts of Hyderabad January 31, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu...
Hyderabad, India
Child-labourer works inside brick factory on the outskirts of Hyderabad
A child-labourer works inside a brick factory on the outskirts of Hyderabad January 31, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR1JBOW
November 14, 2006
A homeless girl salvages bricks from a demolished slum cluster in New Delhi November 14, 2006. The Municipal...
New Delhi, India
A homeless girl salvages bricks from a demolished slum cluster in New Delhi
A homeless girl salvages bricks from a demolished slum cluster in New Delhi November 14, 2006. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has demolished thousands of dwellings in slum clusters, schools and illegal constructions in a development drive aimed at preparing the city for the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (INDIA)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR1DZHQ
June 01, 2006
An Afghan boy sorts a pile of mud bricks on the outskirts of Kabul June 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan boy sorts a pile of mud bricks on the outskirts of Kabul
An Afghan boy sorts a pile of mud bricks on the outskirts of Kabul June 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
IVORY COAST
RTXNJZ8
June 15, 2005
An Ivorian child welds in a wrought iron workshop in Abidjan June 15, 2005. Child labour is still prevalent...
Abijan, Ivory Coast
An Ivorian child welds in a wrought iron workshop in Abidjan June 15, 2005. Child labour is still pr.....
An Ivorian child welds in a wrought iron workshop in Abidjan June 15, 2005. Child labour is still prevalent across Africa, as the continent commemorates the Day of the African Child on Thursday. June 16 marked the start of an uprising by the schoolchildren of Soweto near Johannesburg in 1976 that formed a significant turning point in South Africa's struggle for liberation from apartheid.
INDIA WOMEN
RTR49F3
March 05, 2005
5-year-old Rina Kumari rubs her eye while cracking stones on the banks of Mahananda river in Siliguri,...
Siliguri, India
An Indian girl rubs her eye while working on the banks of Mahananda river in northeast India.
5-year-old Rina Kumari rubs her eye while cracking stones on the banks of Mahananda river in Siliguri, northeast India, March 5, 2005. Over 400 million people in India live below the internationally agreed poverty line (living on less than US $1 per day). According to estimates, several hundred thousand children work as labourers and beg on the streets in India. Photo taken on March 5, 2005. Pictures of the Month March 2005 REUTERS/Desmond Boylan DB/DH
INDIA-OIL/
RTXAJY
November 13, 2007
Eight-year-old Gudia, an oil scavenger, walks back after collecting engine oil at an auto workshop in...
Jammu, India
Eight-year-old Gudia, an oil scavenger, walks back after collecting engine oil at an auto workshop in...
Eight-year-old Gudia, an oil scavenger, walks back after collecting engine oil at an auto workshop in Jammu November 13, 2007. The government said on Tuesday it would not raise prices of petrol and diesel for now as the government is compensating retailers for selling cheap fuel at a time when global crude prices have soared, and it had to protect the poor. REUTERS/Amit Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
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