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June 13, 2013
2013 World Day Against Child Labor

The International Labor Organization (ILO) observes June 12 as the World Day Against Child Labor. An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide, most of them underage, are working as domestic workers in people's homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, says the ILO.

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An Indian boy selling snacks sits beneath his trolley as it rains in Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Biswaranjan Rout
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Pakistani child, Jabro Mounir, 6, arranges bricks during his daily work in a brick factory, on World Day Against Child Labor, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Muhammed Muheisen
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A Pakistan scavenger girl collects recyclable items from garbage to earn a living for her family in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / B.K. Bangash
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Pakistani girl, Shimraz Younis, 10, prepares clay while working at a brick factory on World Day Against Child Labor, in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, , Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Muhammed Muheisen
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Pakistan scavenger boys collect recyclable items from garbage to a earn living for their families in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / B.K. Bangash
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A young boy works at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A supervisor, left, instructs 13-year-old Ramesh Sardar,of Nepal, center, as he works on a construction site for a road in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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A Nepalese child worker carries tea for customers as he walks past two school children waiting for a bus in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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A young Nepalese boy works at an embroidery factory in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 13, 2013. Thirty nine children below the age of 14 were rescued from sari embroidery factories with the help of Nepalese police and steps are being taken to send them home to their families. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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A young Nepalese worker cries in fear after he is rescued by policemen during a raid on embroidery factories in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 13, 2013. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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Young Nepalese boys work at an embroidery factory in Katmandu, Nepal,Thursday, June 13, 2013. Thirty nine children below the age of 14 were rescued from sari embroidery factories with the help of Nepalese police on Thursday. Authorities said steps are being taken to send them home to their families. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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Nepalese children peep out from a police van after they were rescued from embroidery factories in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 13, 2013. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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Nepalese children rescued by police during a raid on embroidery factories sit in a police station in Katmandu, Nepal,Thursday, June 13, 2013. AP / Niranjan Shrestha
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An Indian boy, selling jackfruit, sits on a hand cart holding an umbrella as he awaits customers in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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An Indian boy displays readymade garments for sale in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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An Indian boy yells to attract customers as another drinks water while selling potatoes in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Young Indian rag-pickers walk on a street in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Young Indian bonded child laborers wait to be processed at a safe house after being rescued during a raid by workers from Bachpan Bachao Andolan or Save the Childhood Movement, at a factory in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. More than 58 child laborers were rescued by the NGO in the Indian capital Tuesday, the agency said. AP / Kevin Frayer

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