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A Syrian man carries two girls covered with dust

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A man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

Children play outside a temple along the street in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal's capital Kathmandu July 2, 2014.

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Children play in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday

Sri Lankan children playing with soap bubbles are silhouetted against the setting Sun in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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Children playing with bubbles are silhouetted against the setting sun in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Children play in the pool in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

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Children play in the pool in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BESTPIX - International Day against Child Labour...SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - JUNE 11:  Two young scavengers fight for a piece of plastic that they found while working between tons of trash in the Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Dozens of children work every day in the Anlong Pi landfill, which is situated only few kilometres aways from the world famous Angkor temples, visited by more than 3 million tourists every year. Despite the Cambodian government's commitments and legal responsibilities to end child labor - enshrined in its ratification of relevant international covenants, domestic laws and the implementation of several national policies aimed at ending child labor - it remains a significant concern in Cambodia, where almost a third of the population lives on less than a dollar per day. Child labor is a consequence of this poverty, often resulting from a family's inability to support itself. According to a recent report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), an estimated 19.1% of the close to 4 million children in Cambodia between the ages of 5 and 17 engage in economic activities. An estimated 56.9% of those children are child labourers, with a third of them being involved in hazardous activities mostly in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

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Young scavengers fight for a piece of plastic they have found while working between tons of rubbish in the Anlong Pi landfill in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the International Day against Child Labour. Dozens of children work every day on the site, which is situated a few kilometres away from the Angkor temples, visited by more than 3m tourists every year 

Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on June 10, 2014, at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq.

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Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on Wednesday at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq

Palestinian children take part in a summer camp organized by Hamas on June 3, 2014. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip are going to Hamas summer camps, in which they take part in recreational activities and participate in political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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Palestinian children at a summer camp organized by Hamas on Tuesday. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip take part in recreational activities and political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails

Pakistani girls show their fingers being marked after receiving polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Pakistan required  all travelers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination, the health ministry said

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Girls show off their painted fingers after receiving the polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday

Indonesian children play in the rain during a heavy downpour in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesian children play in the rain during a heavy downpour in Jakarta, Indonesia

A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on May 14, 2014. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in mid-2012.

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A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on Wednesday. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in 2012.

Children carry buckets of water in a rebel-held area in Aleppo

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Children carry buckets of water in a rebel-held area in Aleppo on Monday

Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday 

Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo...Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo April 13, 2014. The "Rebel Cup" is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The boy (L) wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid and the boy (2nd R) wears the shorts of Barcelona.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The Rebel Cup is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One of the boys, left, wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid while another, second from right, wears the shorts of Barcelona.

Students stand in line to cast their votes during the election of the Children's Parliament in Sanaa April 14, 2014. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election to vote for their candidates who will represent them in the Yemeni Children s Parliament, state news agency Saba reported.

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Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.

Internally displaced Muslims children

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Muslim children rest inside their tent during a census at an internally displaced people’s refugee camp at Theechaung village on the outskirts of Sittwe, in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine on Tuesday

Crisis in Ukraine - Sevatopol defense monument ...epa04142977 Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea, 27 March 2014. It was the first change of guards since the beginning of the unrest in Ukraine. The monument's eternal flame was lit in honor of Russian soldiers who died defending the city against the Nazis.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea. It was the first change of guards since the beginning of the unrest in Ukraine. The monument’s eternal flame was lit in honor of Russian soldiers who died defending the city against the Nazis. 

Children play on improvised swings on a tow truck parked on a roadside in Mumbai March 24, 2014.

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Children play on improvised swings on a tow truck parked in Mumbai, India.

Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea.

Afghan children play Ghursai, a traditional boy's game

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Children play Ghursai, a traditional boy’s game, in the countryside on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province in Afghanistan 

Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City, on January 28, 2014.

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Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday.