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Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque
Happy School
The Watching Hands
The Forgotten Souls of a Death Quarry
Koglweogo. Defenders of Nature. Traditional Self Defence Forces of Burkina Faso
Boulmigou. The Forgotten Souls of a Death Quarry
Homestead in Yako, Boure, Burkina Faso
Meet Aba Gouri from Bani
Meet Arzuma Tiando, a gold miner
The feet of a baby coming for a new bandage
A strong boy in the streets of Hamdallaye
Meet Aba Gouri from Bani
Madrassa school in Bani
Curious baboon
The Gathering of Rain
Happness in the wild!
The Journey
Reflections
Rock formations before the rain
Market day
Baby Hippopotamus watches closley
Meal time
Travelers
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Meet Aba Gouri from Bani

Childern in Burkina Faso mostly only dream of regular food supplies, cosy beds, clean clothes and proper education. Thousands of them are exploited as a slave work force in gold mines and their future has absolutely no prospects. Aba Gouri is the lucky one, he is not one of them. He is from a small village of Bani and is 10 years old, very kind and happy boy. He is an orphant and a girl called Kadi takes care of him. He helps her in the restaurant where he also sleeps, but for all this 'luxury' he has to attend school. He doesn’t really like to go to school, but as he says it is much better then working in artisanal gold mines where most of his peers do.

TAGS: Burkina Faso

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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© Matjaz Krivic.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 41
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO1600
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